Tag Archives: Jamaica

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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Perceptions of insecurity in Latin America

This article reviews trends in public opinion toward crime in Central and South America. Venezuelans registered the strongest feelings of insecurity in 2014 while residents of Trinidad & Tobago were most likely to rate security as the most important problem … Continue reading

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Community rates police in Jamaica

This brief article describes an interesting joint program of the Jamaica police and the Social Development Commission (a NGO) through which citizens rate police performance, and the police rate themselves, and then they meet to discuss the ratings.

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Public trust in Jamaica

This op-ed by the commissioner of police in Jamaica identifies several initiatives that have been undertaken since 2008 to reduce corruption, improve police service and rebuild public trust.

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Illegal fishing & human trafficking

Former U.S. official Mark Lagon urged Congress to ratify the international Port States Measures Agreement affirming actions against IUU — illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. His editorial explains how IUU fishing is linked to worldwide human trafficking and drug smuggling, … Continue reading

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Crime and prevention in Jamaica

This blog post describes efforts recently announced in Jamaica to take a more preventive, community-based, problem-oriented, and public health approach to crime in Jamaica.

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