The number of intentional homicides could be much higher. As reported by La Nacion, another 1,074 youth deaths were recorded as "deaths from outside aggression, of unknown intent," but not as intentional homicides.
Even this creative accounting can only do so much to hide the growing tide of youth violence in the country, which is currently at its highest level since 2003. However, the murder rate is still relatively low by Latin American standards.
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