Crime and Violence in Barbados: IDB Series on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean

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Jun 2016
Sutton, Heather
This report is part of the Inter-American Development Bank's Technical Note Series on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime-prevention arena against which progress can be assessed. The report compiles available data from multiple sourcesto provide a diagnostic of the size, characteristics, and changing nature of the problem in Barbados in recent years. In addition, the report provides a survey of the various crime-prevention and suppression policies, programs, and projects adopted by the government, private companies, and nongovernmental organisations. In performing the aforementioned tasks, the report (a) offers an assessment of the data collection, analysis, and crime response capabilities in Barbados; and (b) makes suggestions about the most effective plans for corrective action.