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Martínez, Luz Janeth Forero. 2002 ‘Homicides in Colombia, 2001.’ Report 2001: Data for life (Forensis 2001: Datos para la vida), pp. 29,33. Bogotá: Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses. 1 April

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El año 2001… El número de muertes conocidas por el sistema médico forense colombiano(12) con diagnóstico de manera homicida, ascendió a 27.685, lo que representa un ascenso del 7,8% con respecto a los registros del año anterior. Dentro del panorama nacional, el homicidio abarca aproximadamente el 69% de todas las muertes violentas, lo cual se traduce en una tasa de 64 homicidios por 100.000 habitantes…

El arma o mecanismo que predomina en la comisión de los homicidios es el proyectil de arma de fuego con 85,3% (n=22.453)…

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In 2001… the number of deaths recorded as homicides by the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences was of 27,685, which represents a 7.8% increase compared to the previous year.

Within the national scene, homicides comprise about 69% of all violent deaths, which translates into a rate of 64 homicides per 100,000 people…

The predominant weapon or mechanism used in homicides is the firearm with 85.3% [of cases] (n=22,453)…

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