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Godnick, William and Helena Vasquez. 2003 ‘El Salvador: Other Government Entities.’ Small Arms Control in Central America: Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Control Projects (MISAC); Latin America Series No. 2, pp. 19-20. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 June
El Salvador: Other Government Entities
The IML, basically the judicial morgue, maintains statistics on all criminal activities that result in death, including those involving firearms. Among the relevant information collected by the IML is the type of weapon used and motive.
While the FGR showed a slight drop in homicide rates between 1999 and 2000, the IML figures demonstrated a slight increase for the same period from 36.3 to 37.3 per 100,000. Experts within and outside the IML affirm that the homicide data collected by that institution is the most reliable at the national level.
[IML: Institute of Legal Medicine & FGR: Attorney General's Office]