According to a recent World Bank
have an impact on economic
growth not only in terms of loss of wages but it also affects the investment climate and diverts scarce government resources to strengthen the application of justice rather than promoting economic activity."
An article in Laprensagrafica.com notes: "The impact is serious. According to the World Bank, if El Salvador
managed to lower is homicide rate, which currently stands at 70 per 100,000 population, by at least 10%, - this would not only help to improve the quality of life of the population in terms of security
, but would also boost annual economic growth by an additional to 1%. "