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Block The Hand That Strikes Women

Latisha Bravo is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Jamaica’s national newspapers. Her brutal murder by her boyfriend is a tragic example of the horror of intimate partner violence (IPV) that is prevale...

What makes Neighbourhoods Safer in the Caribbean?  

4 ways the Caribbean can improve security in neighbourhoods   Crime is not random and it is not everywhere. Certain places, because of particular neighbourhood characteristics, may increase risk or may minimize the impacts of violent crime. Our recent ...

How much is adolescent violence impacted by early exposure?

 For young adolescents, violence now means violence later. What can we do about it?   In matt...

Do socio-demographic factors explain high violent crime in the Caribbean?

In previous blogs about a recent study on crime in the Caribbean, we find that violent crime is uniq...

Who is most likely to be a victim of crime in the Caribbean?

Crime doesn’t affect everyone equally, and knowing who is more likely to be a victim can help targ...

Is Crime in the Caribbean Unique?

By Heather Sutton In the recent IDB publication, we set out to answer the question is crime in the C...

What is missing from police crime statistics?

When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (liter...

How Belize Can Reduce Crime by Investing More in At-Risk-Youth

By Jennifer Peirce In recent years, the “mano dura” strategy of widespread imprisonment has been...

Are Caribbean Homes Safe for Women?

From 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (H...

Why Trinidad and Tobago needs Data on Intimate Partner Violence

By Adria Armbrister Trinidad and Tobago is a twin-island nation associated with fun, sun, soca and C...