Some facts from the Cato Institute:
- Nicaragua has low rates of violent crime, gang membership, and fewer family connections to the United States than Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
- Nicaragua has a much lower homicide rate than those countries. According to the United Nations, there has been a dramatic increase in murder rates across Central America since 2006 — except in Nicaragua.
- Nicaraguan gang membership is low compared to other nations in Latin America. The numbers are so low they don’t merit close recording.