Once more, here you have the pattern of murder in the central state of Carabobo. Carabobo is a densely populated state, but crime rates are similar in many other regions.
One thing to remark: total numbers for the state seems to be stabilizing - albeit at a very high level, several times what they were in 1998-. The pattern is not the same everywhere, though. The municipality of Juan José Mora, for instance, a poor area on the coast where the huge oil refinery complex of El Palito is located, has kept shedding more blood. The lower middle-class municipality of San Diego, though, - where the opposition leader Enzo Scarano is major, is very safe.
|Juan José Mora municipality murder numbers|
Ps. there is missing data at municipality level for April 2011.