Besides economic and “Vandalism is typically defined as when a person knowingly causes serious physical damage to a structure or its contents” ( //defiitions.uslegal.com/v/vandalism).
The term vandalism not only implies the damage of structures but also it can be defined as all the acts that that can hurt physically or morally somebody. In the last thirty years, El Salvador has experimented an increase of vandalism; situation that has provoked the proliferation of illegal groups like Mara salvatrucha, the XVIII, Mao Mao. These unauthorized groups are out of control and have spread in the Salvadoran population a feeling of insecurity, reason which they choose the decision to look for places in where they can feel that their lives are protected. Many of that population decide to go to safer places inside of the same country but others decide to travel long distances in order to avoid the uncomfortable situation of insecurity that their country is facing with.
“After the last civil war, vandalism is one of the main issues that affect the Salvadoran society. Vandalism is a phenomenon that takes place in all levels: in companies, the State, in schools, the family.” (Ortez 44).
Due to the fast resurgence of gangs and of the uncontrolled situation of insecurity that El Salvador is living a big part of its population decide to migrate to look for places where they feel safer than in their own country. First of all, the big rate of murders committed is one of the reasons why Salvadoran decides to migrate. An average of twelve murders per day are committed said a source from the police corporation ).
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That means that every two hours there is a murder in wherever part of the country. Besides that, a big part of the Salvadoran population is in risk to be killed by gang members. One other reason why Salvadoran citizens decide to go abroad is the called extortion. “Extortion is a criminal offense which occur when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion” (//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extortions).
Nowadays, criminals have another way to bother Salvadoran population, the extortion is an easy way for them to get money from the population that the minimum salary hardly cover their basic necessities. “Getting money through intimidation or by using the force it has turned in the favorite crime to criminals in all the country. With a simple phone call that citizens receive from the delinquents their lives change. Criminals not only take their money off but also the peace of the whole family said a victim who suffered this problem. In general, gang members are the main groups that are associated with the well known extortion, their victims are owner the public transportation, small stores and citizens” (//www.elsalvador.com/DIARIOS/OCCIDENTE/2006/08/25/actualidad.asp).
One last reason, but not the less important which made that Salvadoran migrate are threatens. All the kinds of threaten known like threaten of death, kidnapping, extortion; are the ones that make that Salvadoran population feel uncomfortable with their life style in the country and make them to search other places where they can live in peace without putting in risk their lives. Finally, due to the big Increasment of murders, extortions and threaten from the part of illegal groups the well known gangs toward Salvadoran people, make that they look for other places where they can live without being worried about their lives.