Title

Citizen security in Latin America: Facts and Figures

Date of Publication

4-2018 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

srhreports, transnationalorganizedcrime, Latin America, citizen security, criminal violence, homicide, homicide rates, violent robbery, organized crime, gang-related violence, transnational organized crime

Description

"Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region´s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done."

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Citizen security in Latin America: Facts and Figures

"Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region´s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done."