Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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Can Community Policing Help Tackle Organized Crime in Mexico?

A community-focused policing program that has produced positive results in one of Mexico’s most violent states suggests that alternative forms of policing could be a way forward to quell rising violence, but the question remains: can they help tackle organized...

What’s Behind El Salvador’s Recent Drop in Homicides?

In September, homicides in El Salvador declined to levels that the Central American nation hasn’t seen since a truce was agreed upon between the country's two most powerful...

Mexico’s Failure to Gather Quality Homicide Data Impeding Security Gains

Mexico’s failure to gather quality data on homicides is preventing the country from developing effective policies to tackle rising violence, a new study...

What Is Behind Growing Violence In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s recently-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has officially hit 100 days in office. But his government is still struggling to stall worsening violence that is...

Brazil Homicides Reach New Record Levels: Report

Brazil broke its own homicide record in 2017, according to a new report, as killings rose to unprecedented levels due to more violence related to organized crime and the...

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For El Salvador Funeral Homes, Business is Booming

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One...

Searching for Accurate Homicide Data: Latin America’s ‘El Dorado’

Con la violencia en bajos niveles históricos en algunos lugares de Latinoamérica y en...

Motorcycle Killings: Criminal Modus Operandi in LatAm

Over 1,500 Guatemalans have reportedly been killed by motorcycle assassins since 2012,...

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