Crime in Honduras

Crime is one of the many social problems of everyday life in the Central American nation of Honduras. Over the years, Honduras has been experiencing an increase in armed robberies and firearm violence. There are reports that since the 2009 Honduran coup d'état, there has been a large increase in crime and violence.[1]


Street Crime

Poverty, gangs, and low apprehension and conviction rates of criminals contribute to a high crime rate. There have been reports of men carrying firearms and machetes, which has led to violence several times.[2] Since Honduras has a large tourist industry, tourists have been often been targeted victims of crime, such as robbery. In San Pedro Sula, armed robberies against tourist vans, minibuses and cars traveling from the airport to area hotels.

Dangerous Areas

The Olancho Department is said to be one of the most violent areas in Honduras.[2]

See also

  • Illegal drug trade in Honduras


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