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Costa Rica reports nearly 140 homicides in 2024

San Jose, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ) has registered 138 homicides this year, most of them in the Caribbean province of Limón.

The province alone has reported 36 murders of that total, and three of them were committed in the last few hours, according to data.

One of the homicides was perpetrated in front of the Limón Provincial Court on Monday, when a man known as “El Chombo” was shot to death. Given the circumstances, the court closed its doors during the day.

Despite efforts by the Executive and other State powers to curb the crime wave in the country, every day Costa Rica registers violent deaths due to homicides.

The country closed 2023 with a record of 907 homicides.