Tough Law Enforcement and Violent Crime in El Salvador: A Timeline
Tough Law Enforcement and Violent Crime in El Salvador: A Timeline

Tough Law Enforcement and Violent Crime in El Salvador: A Timeline

The murder rate in El Salvador, once the world’s highest, is falling fast. President Nayib Bukele attributes the good news to his harsh anti-gang crackdown, but other factors are likely also salient.

From 2003 to the present day, this timeline retraces major events related to tough law enforcement and violent crime in the country.