Oct 2018
Author(s): Rodrigues Gomes, Camila
Despite the widespread debate about crime in Brazil and the alarming increase in homicides in recent years, few studies have analyzed or exposed evidence of the impact of public security spending on…
May 2017
Author(s): Peirce, Jennifer
This paper presents updated information about crime and violence in Belize, and about current and recent initiatives that address these issues, with an emphasis on youth and on Southside Belize City…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Buonanno, Paolo; Vargas, Juan F.
Estimating the effect of inequality on crime is challenging due to reversecausality and omitted variable bias. This paper addresses these concerns by exploiting the fact that, as suggested by recent…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.; Castillo, José G.; Torres, Juan A.
In the last two decades, Latin America has been describes as an unsafe and violent region. Nonetheless, such picture is mostly based on homicide rates. Even though homicide is considered the best…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.; Castillo, José G.; Torres, Juan A.
En las dos últimas décadas se ha descrito a América Latina como una región insegura y violenta. Sin embargo, dicha caraterización está basada prácticamente en la tasa de homicidios. Si bien el…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline in the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report is part of an IDB 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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Harriot, Anthony D.; Jones, Marlyn
This report is part of an IDB 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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Bailey, Corin
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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás; Jaitman, Laura
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world, with an annual homicide rate of more than 20 per 100,000 population and with an increasing trend. Yet most evidence of crime…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás; Galiani, Sebastián; Seira, Enrique
There are few reliable estimates of the effects of violence on economic outcomes. This study exploits the manifold increase in homicides in 2008-2011 in Mexico resulting from its war on organized…