Video: “There’s already been 25 people murdered today and it’s not even 8pm” – VICE News visits El Salvador, where somebody gets shot or stabbed to death every hour!
El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. By the end of September 2015, there had been around 5000 murders in a country of just over 6 million. The staggering death toll follows the breakdown of a truce between powerful, rival gangs and the government. El Salvador’s murder rate is now the highest it’s been since the end of the country’s brutal civil war. There is on average one murder an hour.