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Venezuela

16 March 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Some 26 Caracas police officers have been murdered so far this year, and analysts warn that they may be being targeted by criminals who want to steal their weapons. The assassination of Reinaldo Jose Mata Malave outside his home earlier this week brought the number of police officers murdered in greater Caracas in 2012 to 26. According to El Nacional, Mata was killed for his police-issued weapon, a Beretta pistol. Criminologist Javier Gorriño told El Universal that... (GunPolicy.org)

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