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Why Jamaica's Homicide Rate Is Up 20%

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 underworld.

Spike in Attacks on Security Force Families as El Salvador Violence Declines

Spike in Attacks on Security Force Families as El Salvador Violence Declines

A wave of attacks against relatives of El Salvador's security forces serves as a reminder of gangs' willingness and ability to use targeted violence, but the spike in these killings contrasts with an overall trend of decreasing homicides in the Central American country.

Report Highlights Rising Violence in Northern Brazil

Report Highlights Rising Violence in Northern Brazil

A new report analyzing nationwide trends in violence in Brazil concludes that a number of geographic and socioeconomic factors are contributing to shifting homicide dynamics in Latin America's biggest country.

Ten Countries with Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report

Ten Countries with Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report

A new report from an international non-governmental organization says that the 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting how high levels of crime and violence are impacting the region's youth.

How 'UberEATS' Could Reduce Violence in Mexico City

How 'UberEATS' Could Reduce Violence in Mexico City

The dismantling of a microtrafficking operation in Mexico City that used bags issued by UberEATS to deliver marijuana shows how dealers are using new, and, analysts say, less violent ways to distribute drugs.

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.