PANAMA HOMICIDES fell 28% in 2015, a de crease of 182 from the 2014 total of 631.
The “improved” figure still means that 445 people died including 42 femicides according to El Siglo. 125 of the killings were gang related followed by robbery 60.
There was one death every 18 hours, and Sunday killings (83) led the way.
Chiriqui moved up blood stained chart with 42 dead, 8 more than in 2014, while in Colon the 46 murders were 47 less than the previous year. According to authorities, the key factors were of death were: a new police chief, the dismantling of a criminal network that had penetrated the Public Ministry and the capture of several gang members.
In San Miguelito 85 were killed in 2015.