The Social Sciences Laboratory (LACSO) is an academic and non-governmental organization founded in 1993, with the mission of deepening and improving the knowledge of Venezuelan society through scientific research and the training of researchers. Its director is the Sociologist and Doctor in Social Sciences Roberto Briceño-León. In the last decade, LACSO has dedicated, in depth, to the investigation of issues related to violence, insecurity, access to justice, organized crime and the loss of institutionality in Venezuela.
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October 15, 2018
| Dataset date: Jan 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
This dataset updates: As needed
This dataset is about homicides registered in Venezuela in 2017. The data was extracted from police administrative records and worked by OVV at the county level. The last three columns contains : (1) total murders, (2) homicides with intention, and (3) murders committed by police forces. Homicide with intention is a category defined by the Venezuelan Penal Code (Código Penal Venezolano: CPV). Murders committed by police forces, supposedly occurred in arrest operations and encounters with delinquents. The data covers the whole year.