The country of El Salvador will soon have the highest homicide rate in the world as is it is set to take over Honduras. In 2015 there were more than 5,700 murders here which is amazing when you consider that the country is home to 6 million people. When you break this figure down it equates to about 1 murder per hour.
The massive death toll in the country is down to the on-going civil war and the Gangs of El Salvador which have torn peace apart. Gang related crime is clearly a massive problem as there are an estimated 25,000 gang members at large and more than 9,000 in prison. In this documentary Vice investigates what is going on in the brutal war between the government and the gangs.