Goal 11: Prevent crime and violence in key municipalities of El Salvador and support reforms, as outlined on components 2 (Social Prevention of Violence and Crime) and 5 (Institutional and Legal Reform) of the National Policy for Justice, Public Safety and Violence Prevention. On Track The USG and GOES continue to work jointly to prevent crime in selected municipalities through municipal prevention councils. During the last semester, the GOES strengthened 75 councils throughout the country by providing training, expanding membership, developing annual work plans, and identifying funding for select community violence prevention projects. Additionally, the USG and GOES prioritized support to three additional councils in the San Salvador metropolitan area during this reporting period. The formation and management of these councils and the implementation of prevention projects both at the community and municipal level helped significantly reduce various common crimes. Similar to the national homicide rates, in ten of the prioritized municipalities – Ciudad Arce, Ilopango, Nahuizalco, Tonacatepeque, Ilopango, Zaragoza, San Martín, Santa Ana, Chalchuapa and El Congo – homicide rates have decreased. Additionally, the GOES published the National Policy for Justice, Public Security and Coexistence, which outlines key strategies to combat violence and crime.