Crime has significantly increased in Peru, with complaints in the country rising from 120,000 in 2021 to 160,000 in 2022 according to the country's complaints records.
The newest declaration applies to two districts in Lima and one district in Talara, a city in the northwestern corner of the country near the border with Ecuador. The new declaration suspends a number of civil rights, such as the inviolability of the home and the freedom to enter social gatherings without notice. Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news.
Officials voted to approve the new measure after an attack on a nightclub during which an unknown person threw a grenade into the crowd, injuring 10 people. Local outlets attributed the attack to a "group dedicated to extortion."