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Murder rate in puerto rico now over 800 so far this year.


The murder rate in Puerto Rico has surpassed 800 & the year is not even over. It could reach 1,000 by year's end. Many murders are drug related & go unsolved. Is PRr out of control? Do you live in San Juan? What's your view?

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  • A ROSARIO 2010/11/15 02:54:37
    A ROSARIO
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    PUERTO RICO NEEDS A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF ITS POLICE FORCE. IT LACKS STRUCTURE, ITS PLAGUED WITH CORRUPTION, AND OFFICERS NEED TO BE TRAINED PROPERLY.

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  • M.Diaz 2011/06/15 19:32:31
    M.Diaz
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    Puerto Rico is a beautiful island to visit. The people are very inviting. Yes the crime rate has increase and it has become scary, but if you are visiting just don't go any shady areas. There are many places to visit that you don't have to worry about, just do your homework. I go to P.R every year and I just went this March, I love P.R
  • NoOne 2011/01/10 15:05:37
    NoOne
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    They might do well to pay their police force better aside from providing better training.. It seems that besides looking at this as solely a law enforcement problem, we should take a look at PRs economy and how the mainland politicians along with those politicians on the island are treating that problem. If the economy does not get better & before anyone comments on that, I know that the economy is a nationwide problem, nothing will change. You can not take out of the equation the fact that people, in order to obtain what they want, are willing to do immoral things. So the story goes everywhere people are struggling...
  • ACC 2011/01/01 01:11:20
    ACC
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    This place is totally out of control and has no business having the privilege of being part of the USA.
  • M.Diaz ACC 2011/06/15 19:17:10
    M.Diaz
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    Wow I feel that your comment is very ignorant. There is crime all over the U.S, should we then exclude those parts of the U.S too. Puerto Rico and the U.S have a very long history, obviously you know nothing about, P.R has its problems, so do we. But the U.S has a certain obligation and responsibility when it comes to P.R, and the U.S should step in and do their part in helping P.R.
  • Ztapedoc M.Diaz 2011/09/05 21:46:07
    Ztapedoc
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    Having lived here in PR for the past several years I have to agree with ACC. Puerto Rico should be given it's independence immediately. Although the US has "owned" PR since 1898 the US congress has done more damage to the island than did the Spanish in the time of their "ownership". The island's government is corrupt through and through and we can thank the US congress for that. Moreover, the PR people have a lack of any ethical standards which can be seen in everything from the home to the governor's mansion. PR is nothing than a 3d world country on the dole from the US. Talk to most Puerto Ricans and if it were not for the bennies from uncle Sam, they'd rather be independent.
  • antolin Ztapedoc 2011/09/06 01:19:05
    antolin
    +2
    i beg to differ puerto rico has people who work in nasa .. we have the arecibo observitory ..its to small to be a third world country it has rum it sells,,, tires.. textiles boat productions,,, and enjoys the highest standerd of living in latin america mr diaz is a mexican who envy puerto ricos higher standerd of living than his own filthy country...
  • Ztapedoc antolin 2011/09/19 20:08:02
    Ztapedoc
    Yes, Puerto Rico has the Arecibo Observatory (which is run down and almost closed), sells darn good rum (Don Q & that other brand) and the only reason it has a better standard of living is that a majority of the population receives some kind of support from the Federal government. Having said that, the problem with PR is that its political system is corrupt, the police department is broken, the education system is broken, the infrastructure is broken, the health care system is broken, and the only thing the people of PR have to say is Aye Bendido! (poor thing). If the US were a corporation, they'd dump PR in an instant. Someone told me that maybe the US should sell PR to help pay off the debt! Don't think that will happen, but just the possibility of that MIGHT light a fire under some of the ffolks in PR and something will finally get done.
  • antolin ACC 2011/09/06 01:04:51
    antolin
    +1
    i think your a closet j egar hoover gaylord ...whites are racist dicks in this country.. we are also part european why the rejection it a beautiful place little 4 million people we fought for this country in every major war ..but you bums support isreal.
  • Walter ACC 2012/12/19 09:12:10
    Walter
    +12
    The US Citizens of Puerto Rico have been part of the nation for 114 years (fighting our nations wars)
    When did you arrive yesterday
    O lets get rid of Connecticut instead
  • A ROSARIO 2010/11/15 02:54:37
    A ROSARIO
    +3
    PUERTO RICO NEEDS A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF ITS POLICE FORCE. IT LACKS STRUCTURE, ITS PLAGUED WITH CORRUPTION, AND OFFICERS NEED TO BE TRAINED PROPERLY.
  • muncher 2010/06/24 03:16:12
    muncher
    +3
    Hey... Im curious does any one know about a murder that may have happend in puerto rico... um.. the details im looking for would be A person named alexis...who was both raped and killed by her step father... aparently he cut her up into pieces and buried her somewhere in puerto rico.... I dont know her last name or age or even the gender.. but im goona jump 2 conclusions and say its a girl any way if any one can offer help please do Ty
  • raynitty 2010/01/13 16:13:39
    raynitty
    +3
    Alot of people have answered questions of people interested in going to Puerto Rico and, asking about crime. Well Im not going to be like those other people and lie about this question and keep it real. There is alot o crime in Puerto Rico and alot of it is not always drug related. Anything can happen and in alot of different ways you may never think would happen. Just the other day 3 people got shot when their BMW caught a flat when another car pulled up asked How can you get a flat in a BMW? pulled out a gun and killed two and injured another and stole the car. So with that being said crime happens in Puerto Rico in alot of funny ways, sorry about the funny thing but its just true. As for tourist, straight up if your white skinned and have signs of being a tourist e.a. body language, talking a lot of english, asking to many instructions theres a 50/50 chance of being a target because you never know who your talking to. So if your ever planing on going to the island and have street smarts use them like you would anywhere else in the U.S. and if not, good luck on your next vacation.

    ONE! Be safe and take care
  • TJ 2009/12/13 01:19:09
    TJ
    Visit my website about a book coming out early 2010: www.prlostdreams.com
  • BEBO 2009/11/22 23:08:24
    BEBO
    +1
    Hello
    My name is Ehab from Egypt and I am honored to get to know you, your Excellency hispanictips ..
    And e-mail is Habmancester @ hotmail. Com
    Thank you so
    Happy new year
  • Matt 2009/11/22 22:54:37
    Matt
    When the economy goes down, the crime rate goes up.
    During the 1950s and 1960s Puerto Rico consistently outperformed similarly populated countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. All that has changed, and the prosperity of the post-World War II decades has come to an end for Puerto Rico. The island economy is no longer compared to that of the Asian Tigers, and instead has become distinguished for its destitution and joblessness.

    Since the 1970s Puerto Rico's economy has steadily deteriorated, culminating in poverty levels twice those of Mississippi. Unemployment, although officially reported between 12 and 14 percent, is more likely to be between 40 and 50 percent because of the island's low labor participation rate. Only 46 percent of the population has a formal job, and to make the situation worse, nearly half of the island's salaried employees work directly or indirectly for the government. The Commonwealth's government expenditures are now over $9.6 billion, leaving the tiny nation with a steadily-rising deficit of $3 billion. Puerto Rico, with a population nearly 400,000 less than Colorado, outspends Colorado by 28%. Puerto Rico's paternalistic bureaucratic and political policies have turned the island into a no-growth, debt-ridden economy.

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    When the economy goes down, the crime rate goes up.
    During the 1950s and 1960s Puerto Rico consistently outperformed similarly populated countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. All that has changed, and the prosperity of the post-World War II decades has come to an end for Puerto Rico. The island economy is no longer compared to that of the Asian Tigers, and instead has become distinguished for its destitution and joblessness.

    Since the 1970s Puerto Rico's economy has steadily deteriorated, culminating in poverty levels twice those of Mississippi. Unemployment, although officially reported between 12 and 14 percent, is more likely to be between 40 and 50 percent because of the island's low labor participation rate. Only 46 percent of the population has a formal job, and to make the situation worse, nearly half of the island's salaried employees work directly or indirectly for the government. The Commonwealth's government expenditures are now over $9.6 billion, leaving the tiny nation with a steadily-rising deficit of $3 billion. Puerto Rico, with a population nearly 400,000 less than Colorado, outspends Colorado by 28%. Puerto Rico's paternalistic bureaucratic and political policies have turned the island into a no-growth, debt-ridden economy.

    Puerto Rico's drastic economic decline can be blamed on many factors, but the most prominent link is the unintended consequences of an expanding government role in the provision of welfare services. Economic indicators show that the Commonwealth's economic collapse coincides with a sharp rise in the amount of federal transfer payments being made to citizens. Transfer payments going to individuals have increased exponentially, from a meager $69 million in 1968 to over $8 billion in 2002. Disability, unemployment, and welfare payments received by citizens now account for one-fifth of the island's personal income. This massive social spending, which began in the 1970s and continues today, has resulted in severe domestic disinvestment in the economy. Domestic capital investment has declined from 32 percent of GDP in 1970 to 16 percent in 2000. This means that the Puerto Rican government, rather than supporting the creation of jobs and market incentives, relies primarily on tax-induced revenue and foreign investment for any growth in the island's GDP.
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  • luigi1-... Matt 2009/11/23 01:08:08
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    thanks for the all the facts. hopefully pr can turn all this around. beutiful place, beutiful people.
  • carlos 2009/11/22 22:10:50
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2009/11/22 21:56:21
    luigi1- in god we trust
    pr now is the murder capital of the usa. many crimes go unsolved or unreported. this is bound to have an effect on the local economy & tourism. capital usa crimes unsolved unreported bound effect local economy tourism

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