The Latin American country has been dubbed the safest travel destination in Central America, recording the lowest homicides in the region last year.
According to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) figures, the country’s homicide rate fell below 12 per 100,000 inhabitants last year, while the region’s average sat at 26 homicides per 100,000.
Honduras recorded among the highest number of homicides in the region, with up to 86 respectively followed by El Salvador with 72.
According to the study, Nicaragua also had the lowest number of vehicles stoles, with only 272 reported while its neighbours Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rice reported 7,334, 5,475 and 3,800 vehicles stolen last.
Recognised for its safety levels and picturesque settings, the 2012 Global Peace Index ranked Nicaragua as having one of the most peaceful and favourable climates in Latin America and ranked the country second in Central America has showing improvement in the overall score of the GPI.
This news that Nicaragua is the safest country for tourists in Central America, is not new but this source (the United Nations Development Program) is credible.
A couple hundred auto thefts compared with thousands in all the other Central American countries? Global Peace Index for 2012 improving overall? Yes, this is good news for Nicaragua indeed.