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 prevalent in Jamaica. Data from the first comprehensive examination on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and intimate partner … [Read more...] about Block The Hand That Strikes Women
Crime Prevention and Citizen Security
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 study on crime in the Caribbean, Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers (executive … [Read more...] about What makes Neighbourhoods Safer in the Caribbean?
For young adolescents, violence now means violence later. What can we do about it? In matters of crime and violence, age matters. Our recent study on Crime in the Caribbean found that youth are both more frequently victims and perpetrators - including homicides, assaults and threats, gang and school violence, and bullying. The study, Restoring Paradise in the … [Read more...] about How much is adolescent violence impacted by early exposure?
In previous blogs about a recent study on crime in the Caribbean, we find that violent crime is uniquely high in the sub-region, and that the victims are mainly young, low-income males. With the study Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers (executive summary here), we have set out not just to characterize the situation of crime and violence in the … [Read more...] about Do socio-demographic factors explain high violent crime in the Caribbean?
Crime doesn’t affect everyone equally, and knowing who is more likely to be a victim can help target interventions. But, in the Caribbean, finding the risk factors that make individuals more likely to be victims is not easy. The lack of reliable crime data, particularly on the characteristics of crime victims, make this a challenging task. The recent IDB study, Restoring … [Read more...] about Who is most likely to be a victim of crime in the Caribbean?