Tag Archives: Honduras

Best and worst in Latin America

This column from Insight Crime rates police in Latin American countries on public trust and perception of involvement in crime based on data collected in 2012. Police in Chile and Panama rate best, Honduras worst. Nicaragua’s situation is unusual, with … Continue reading

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POP in Latin America

This article argues for more problem-oriented policing (POP) focused on hot spots and chronic offenders to tackle elevated levels of violent crime in Central and South America. It provides numerous examples of how violence is concentrated in a small number of very … Continue reading

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Promising start to reform in Honduras

This article reports on the police reform commission in Honduras, appointed 2 months ago with a 1-year mandate. The commission has already been able to separate 110 of the top 272 highest ranking police through dismissal, suspension, or resignation, far … Continue reading

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Investigating past assassinations in Honduras

This article reviews recent revelations concerning the involvement of national police commanders in assassinations of high-level Honduran drug enforcement officials in 2009 and 2011. The apparent cover-up of those cases may now lead to a major purge of police leadership; successful … Continue reading

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Violence reduction in Central America

This article discusses evidence-based options for reducing community violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. It raises the question of whether initiatives found to be effective in the U.S. will be equally successful in a different social, economic, and criminal … Continue reading

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Caracas most violent city in 2014

Caracas, Venezuela achieved the dubious honor of world’s most violent city in 2014, based on homicide rates, according to this article. Of the top 50, 41 were in Latin America and none were outside the Americas other than 4 cities … Continue reading

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San Pedro Sula world’s deadliest city

According to this report, San Pedro Sula, Honduras has the highest homicide rate among the world’s cities for the 4th year in a row (171 per 100,000 compared to the global average of 7). Brazil has 19 of the 50 … Continue reading

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