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Homicide in Latin America in 2018

This article reports homicide numbers and rates throughout Latin America for 2018. Venezuela continued to have the highest rate, followed by El Salvador, Jamaica, and Honduras. Chile had the lowest rate by far, followed by Paraguay and Argentina. One country … Continue reading

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Policing in Latin America

This new report summarizes the state of policing throughout Latin America and considers prospects for transformation over the next decade. It cites demilitarization as the main accomplishment so far, but reform overall has been weak — “The┬áresult is a police … Continue reading

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2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,┬ábased on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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2017 homicide rates in Latin America

This article summarizes 2017 homicide data for Latin America and the Caribbean. Venezuela had the highest rate, 89 per 100,000 population, with over 20% of killings attributed to security forces. Chile had the lowest rate at 3.3, followed by Ecuador, … Continue reading

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2015 corruption index

Transparency International has published its 2015 corruption perceptions index, available here. (The index incorporates both public sector and private sector corruption.) Somalia is ranked most corrupt out of 167 countries, Denmark least corrupt. The other countries ranked least corrupt in … Continue reading

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Body-worn cameras

Here’s a summary of the oft-mentioned Rialto, California body-worn camera experiment. It emphasizes that the positive effects (reduced police use of force and fewer citizen complaints) were not due solely to the technology, but rather “the combination of the camera … Continue reading

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