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Caribbean Has 'Violence Problem,' Not 'Crime Problem': Report

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 the region, with the aim of helping to build more strategic security policies.

More Money, More Problems? Mexico Security Spending Jumps Amid Rising Violence

More Money, More Problems? Mexico Security Spending Jumps Amid Rising Violence

Mexico's federal government reportedly spent 23 times more on public and national security than last year's budget allowed, but there is no public information on where any of that money is going -- or what kind of impact it's having on rising levels of crime and violence.

Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Homicides in Guatemala

Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Homicides in Guatemala

In our May 4 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley spoke with Senior Edior Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime's most recent special investigation on homicides in Guatemala. Dudley summarized the results of the investigation in a blog post for InSight Crime's partner, the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University. That blog post is reproduced below, along with the full video of our Facebook Live discussion. 

Mapping of Colombia Homicide Data Reflects Regional Dynamics

Mapping of Colombia Homicide Data Reflects Regional Dynamics

A new report by a leading Colombian think tank maps the concentration of homicides in the country's largest cities, highlighting the importance of urban areas in violence reduction strategies, both in Colombia and across Latin America. 

Homicides in Guatemala: Introduction, Methodology, and Major Findings

Homicides in Guatemala: Introduction, Methodology, and Major Findings

When violence surged in early 2015 in Guatemala, then-President Otto Pérez Molina knew how to handle the situation: Blame the street gangs. 

Homicides in Guatemala: The Challenge and Lessons of Disaggregating Gang-related and Drug Trafficking-related Murders.

Homicides in Guatemala: The Challenge and Lessons of Disaggregating Gang-related and Drug Trafficking-related Murders.