Tuesday, January 03, 2006

End of the year statistics

Some statistics from the end of 2005 in El Salvador:

  • 114,485 Salvadorans living abroad returned home for the holiday season, an increase of 43% over the previous year.

  • 46 people were killed and 255 injured in New Years celebrations in El Salvador. This was a 10% increase over the previous year, according to El Diario. This finished a bloody year which saw the homicide rate increase by more than 30%, as 3,785 murders occurred in the country.

  • The first babies of the New Year in El Salvador, were twin girls born to Guadalupe Veronica Guardado, at 5 minutes after midnight on New Years Day.

  • 71 children were burned badly enough by fireworks that they needed a hospital visit, a slight decrease from the year before.

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