It looks like D.C. has become the international model for how to address high murder rates.
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was in town yesterday, and spoke with Attorney General Eric Holder on how to control murders. Lobo was so please with what he heard, that he dispatched his natural security cabinet to research how D.C. has reduced its numbers from 500 annually to 100.
In 2010, homicides in D.C. dipped nine percent to 131 last year, the lowest since 1963. As of yesterday, there have 83 in the District, 17 percent less than this in 2010. Police officials have a goal (if you really want to call it that) of staying under 100 for the year. Conversely, Honduras had a murder rate of 77.5 per 100,00 residents last year, compared to D.C.’s 21.9.
Let’s see the murder rate in Honduras takes a dive following this meeting of the minds.