In Bucaramanga (Santander), the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, held the ‘Regional Meeting 2022’, in which the Sectional Directors of  Cali, Medellín, Caldas, Quindío, Nariño, Valle del Cauca, Córdoba, Antioquia, Choco, Risaralda, and Cauca participated.

During the meeting, the plans that have made it possible to effectively combat homicide in the different territories were evaluated.

“With differential strategies, this year we obtained important results that have allowed us to lower homicide rates and save more than 369 lives in several cities,” said the Attorney General.

In the Sectional Office in Cali, the percentage of clarification of violent deaths went from 17.33% in 2021 to 36% in 2022. In addition, there was a 22% reduction in intentional homicide, which means 330 lives that have been saved, “this is the lowest rate in the last 20 years in this city, and the highest in clarification”, emphasized the Attorney General Barbosa Delgado.

On the other hand, the conclusive investigations carried out in Popayán allowed the clarification of homicides that went from 26% in 2021 to 45% in 2022. Here, the timely and determined actions of the Prosecutor’s Office led to a reduction in intentional homicides of 18%, which represents 21 of lives saved.

In Armenia (Quindío) the progress in clarifying violent deaths went from 55% in 2021 to 60% in 2022. In addition, there was a reduction in intentional homicides of 21.95%, which means 18 lives that have been saved in this city.

“All these results show that the Prosecutor’s Office not only works on judicial clarification, but also that this allows crime to be prevented, lives to be saved, and actions to be taken to protect citizens”, concluded the Attorney General.

When we speak, results follow.

The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004