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Jamaica's homicide rate is on an upward slope
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Why Jamaica’s Homicide Rate Is Up 20%

Jamaica's homicide rate has risen steeply in 2017, in what is likely the symptom of a splintering...
A multi-ton cocaine seizure by the US Coast Guard
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String of Large Drug Seizures Suggests Growth in Caribbean Trafficking

The US Coast Guard recently offloaded in Puerto Rico more than a metric ton of cocaine, the latest in a string of seizures that points to a potential growth in the...
One in three Caribbean residents has lost someone close to them to violence
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Caribbean Has ‘Violence Problem,’ Not ‘Crime Problem’: Report

The Caribbean region has a "uniquely high level of violent crime," according to a new report that offers a rare insight into the root causes of criminal activity in...
Haiti’s prisons are the most overcrowded in the world
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti

A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti's prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses...
Dominican Republic police guard seized drugs
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Weekly InSight: The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s Cocaine Bridge

In our April 27 Facebook Live session, Co-director Jeremy McDermott spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime's research and reporting on the...
Nearly 20 gang members arrested last week in New York City were of Dominican descent.
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Arrests Highlight Role of Dominican Crime Groups in International Drug Trade

Authorities say the majority of some 20 gang members detained in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City last week were Dominican, shedding light on how the low...
Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
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Puerto Rico Airport Employees Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

Authorities dismantled a major drug trafficking ring at Puerto Rico's main international airport, highlighting the importance of the island as a drug transshipment...
Trinidad and Tobago's former Minister Glen Ramadarsingh
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Fmr Trinidad & Tobago Minister Latest to Call for State of Emergency

A former minister in Trinidad and Tobago has called for a state of emergency to address rising crime that's "strangling the lifeline of the country," becoming the...
Officials promote the "Get the Guns" campaign
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Jamaica Boasts Gun Control Success but Security Challenges Remain

The government of Jamaica has announced a rise in seizures of illegal weapons as part of a long-running gun control initiative, however a more coordinated response...