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Homicides and car theft grow in Uruguay

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Homicides and car theft grow in Uruguay

Montevideo, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Homicides and car theft increased in Uruguay in the first semester of 2022, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior released in Montevideo on Monday.

While theft and robbery tended to fall, homicides increased by 40 percent.

Vehicle theft increased by 11 percent during the period, according to El Observador.

Parque Batlle neighborhood in Montevideo, a residential and entertainment enclave, stands out in this last scourge.

Police sources speak of a cyclical turnover of criminal organizations engaged in this illegal activity, often linked to drug trafficking.

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