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What Is Missing From Police Crime Statistics?

When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention...
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Mexico Inches Closer to Solidifying Military’s Crime-Fighting Role

Lawmakers in Mexico moved one step closer to cementing the military’s role in the fight against organized crime, despite criticisms about whether oversight...
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Mexico’s Record High Kidnappings Fueled by Fractured Cartels

Official statistics in Mexico suggest that kidnapping cases will reach a record high this year, a consequence of the atomization of the country’s...
Manifestación tras las elecciones de Honduras
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Weekly InSight: Honduras Electoral Chaos and Organized Crime

In our November 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about the potential crime and...
Soldados hondureños llevan a las urnas los insumos para las próximas elecciones
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Winner of Honduras’ Election Will Likely Be ‘Iron Fist’ Security

Honduras’ controversial election remains in limbo, but the results not so much. As is evident across the region in recent years, tightly contested...
La caída en los homicidios ha sido influenciada por varios factores
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Weekly InSight: Why Homicides Are Down in Honduras

In our November 16 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley sat down with senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos to discuss why Honduras'...
Reforming Honduras' National Police has helped reduce homicides
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7 Keys to Understanding Honduras’ Declining Homicide Rate

Due to a combination of factors, Honduras is on track to close out 2017 with a significantly lower homicide rate than has been observed in previous years....
Is the US Kingpin Act a useful tool to combat organized crime?
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US Congressional Hearing Renews Debate on Efficacy of ‘Kingpin List’

A recent US congressional hearing on the effectiveness of financially sanctioning criminal organizations illustrated some of the flaws in the practice and also...
The civilian justice system has a 3.2 percent success rate against soldiers
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Mexico Reforms Failing to Prevent Rights Abuses by Military: Report

A new report reiterates that, despite reforms, Mexico is failing to adequately investigate and prosecute soldiers accused of committing abuses, a reminder of the...
UPP officers in a Rio favela
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Citizens Lack Trust in Rio Military Police but See Few Alternatives

Brazil's justice minister caused a stir this week when he accused Rio de Janeiro's military police of maintaining ties to organized crime, and recent polls show...
New study asks why drug cartels went to war in Mexico
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Study Sheds New Light on Roots of Mexico Cartel Wars

A new study from two leading researchers ties Mexico's current security crisis to the unforeseen consequences of the nation's democratic opening....
More than 450 private security agencies in El Salvador are operating illegally
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El Salvador Struggles to Enforce Regulations on Private Security Firms

Police in El Salvador say that a legal technicality is preventing them from holding private security agencies accountable for offenses they commit, highlighting the...