When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention and reduction policies we need the other half. While an important source, police statistics only capture a portion of crimes due to under-reporting and under-recording. In the case of the Caribbean, the most prevalent crimes are … [Read more...] about What is missing from police crime statistics?
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https://vimeo.com/179846945 IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean from Caribbean Country Department IDB on Vimeo. In this interview, Heather Sutton* discusses the latest findings on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. Ms. Sutton recently edited the technical notes ‘IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean’. Below you will find a short summary of the … [Read more...] about IDB Series: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean
by Guest blogger, Pablo Bachelet and Martín Ardanaz Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Tequendamia For the majority of people in Latin America and the Caribbean, perceptions of crime are in line with the sad reality of a region lashed by high rates of robberies and homicides. But in Bogotá, there's a paradox. On the one hand, the city has seen … [Read more...] about In Bogotá, fear does not match the numbers
by Dana King Awareness campaign to fight crime in Trinidad and Tobago Betheem Gardens is a low-income neighborhood and crime “hotspot” that sits on the outskirts of Port of Spain and runs alongside the East/West corridor highway and Trinidad’s largest landfill. For those that live in this community, the stigma associated with the neighborhood can be as potent as the … [Read more...] about Empowering communities helps reducing crime in Trinidad and Tobago
In my previous blog I explained in general terms how predictive policing works. Now I will explain its implementation in more detail. Studies in the United States have shown that half the crimes in Seattle take place in just 4.5 percent of the city's streets; that a bit more than 3 percent of the streets and intersections in Minneapolis account for half the crime there; … [Read more...] about Without Fears