Correlation does not always equal causation in most cases, but it’s nice to be optimistic about recent peace deals that may have led to lessened murder rates.

Colombia, one of the world’s most dangerous countries due to drug crimes and high murder rates, had a substantial reduction of homicide take place this year, at least according to Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas.

The guerrilla military group known as FARC recently turned over a new leaf, becoming the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, a political party within the Colombian government. After agreeing to disarm themselves, murder rates have continually decrease over the years.

Hopefully this trend continues. If you want to learn more about the murder rate in Colombia or other countries, check out the video below.