murder rate

VICE News Tonight on HBO

How social media is fueling London’s escalating wave of knife crime

"If they didn't record it, then he's only embarrassed between the people that saw it. But if he's recording it, then everyone sees it."
VICE News
5.29.18
american carnage

All the ways Jeff Sessions' "American carnage" op-ed was wrong

We asked four experts, including two former police officers and an ex-federal prosecutor, to fact-check the op-ed.
Keegan Hamilton
Tess Owen
1.24.18
mexico

Mexico on course to replace Syria as world’s most violent country

David Gilbert
6.22.17
americas

Emergency measures haven’t slowed rising violence against women in Mexico State

One year on from the declaration of a “gender alert,” things are looking as bad, or even worse, for women in Mexico’s most populated state.
Alan Hernandez
7.28.16
mexico

After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels

Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Nathaniel Janowitz
7.22.16
americas

El Salvador’s Already Horrific Murder Rate Is Getting Much Worse

The number of murders in the first two months of this year was more than double the number in the same period of 2015.
VICE News
3.3.16
americas

The Murder Rate Is Down in Rio — But Its Cops Continue to Kill

The authorities claim that the drop in homicides to their lowest level since 1991 is largely due to a special favela policing strategy, though others say more attention is also needed to shocking levels of police brutality, including a string of...
James Armour Young
1.28.16
crime & drugs

Police Arrest Suspect in Gang-Related Slaying of 9-Year-Old Chicago Boy

Tyshawn Lee was reportedly lured into an alleyway earlier this month and shot to death because of his father's alleged ties to a local gang.
Reuters and VICE News
11.27.15
drugs and crime

Cops Say Chicago Fourth Grader Lured to Alley Was Executed Over Father's Alleged Gang Ties

A local priest said that in the past gang members left each other's children alone, but that the code had eroded in the streets of Chicago, where murders are on the rise.
Reuters and VICE News
11.6.15
vice

Gunshot Wounds in the ER (Extra Scene from 'San Pedro Sula Nights')

In this extra scene, VICE News spent the night in an overcrowded emergency room of the Mario Catarino Rivas hospital in San Pedro Sula, where cases of bullet wounds are all too common.
VICE News
1.13.15
VICE News

San Pedro Sula Nights

VICE News spends a week with Orlin Castro, a crime reporter in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the world's most violent city.
VICE News
1.9.15
Honduras

Honduras Is Combating Its Homicide Epidemic With Militarization

Some 7,000 people among the 8 million inhabitants of Honduras can expect to be murdered.
Giorgio Trucchi
4.16.14