Jun 2019
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro; Beuermann, Diether; Cumming, Douglas; Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
May 2019
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio; Asahi, Kenzo
This paper studies the effect of ambient light on crime, taking advantage of the daylight saving time (DST) policy, which imposes exogenous variations in daylight exposure at specific hours of the…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Binder, Alberto; Rúa, Gonzalo; Bravo, Juan José
Las limitaciones del acceso a la justicia en México exigen cambios importantes a la hora de definir y construir esa hoja de ruta orientada a fortalecer las instituciones de seguridad ciudadana y…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Muggah, Robert
Hoy en día hay cada vez más ciudades que están innovando con iniciativas de prevención y reducción del crimen y de la violencia. Garantizar la seguridad de los ciudadanos es una de las funciones más…
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…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Vriniotis, Mary
While crime and violence are major global concerns, they are notoriously difficult to study, particularly in the developing world. Many crimes are never reported to police, and in many countries…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Lafuente, Mariano
Results of the Civil Service Development Index (CSDI), obtained from diagnostics of the institutional quality of civil service systems in 16 Latin American countries. The IDB supported the design of…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Beliz, Gustavo; Basco, Ana Inés; Ribeiro, Ludmila Mendonça Lopes; Font, Enrique; Vasconcellos, Fernanda B.; Lafuente, Mariano
Esta nota técnica tiene como propósito presentar y diseminar las iniciativas ganadoras del concurso lanzado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en 2013, "GobernArte: el arte del buen…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Beliz, Gustavo; Basco, Ana Inés; Ribeiro, Ludmila Mendonça Lopes; Font, Enrique; Vasconcellos, Fernanda B.; Lafuente, Mariano
A presente nota técnica tem como objetivo apresentar e divulgar as iniciativas ganhadoras do concurso lançado pelo Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID) em 2013, ¿GobernArte: a arte do bom…
May 2014
Author(s): Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana; Osorio Rivas, Rene
This working paper studies the effect of remittances from the United States on crime rates in Mexico. The topic is examined using municipal-level data on the percent of household receiving…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Fevre, Chloe; Buitrago, Paola; Tetreault, Alayna; Morales, Carlos; Delgado, William; Cruz, José Miguel; Dammert, Lucia; Garcette, Nicolas; Guerra, Nancy; Nazario, Olga; Rivera-Cira, Tirza; Cano, Ignácio; Soares, Yuri
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) has been involved in citizen security projects for almost two decades. Since 1999, strategic Bank documents have highlighted the importance of…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Fevre, Chloe; Buitrago, Paola; Tetreault, Alayna; Morales, Carlos; Delgado, William; Cruz, José Miguel; Dammert, Lucia; Garcette, Nicolas; Guerra, Nancy; Nazario, Olga; Rivera-Cira, Tirza; Cano, Ignácio; Soares, Yuri
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID o el Banco) ha participado desde hace casi dos décadas en proyectos de seguridad ciudadana. Desde 1999, se ha destacado en documentos estratégicos del Banco…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Weisburd, David; Telep, Cody W.
This Technical Note suggests that the focus of policing should be on very small geographic units of analysis, such as street segments or small groups of street blocks. Crime at place is not simply a…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Weisburd, David; Telep, Cody W.
El informe señala que el énfasis de la vigilancia policial debería centrarse en unidades geográficas de análisis muy pequeñas, tales como segmentos de calles o pequeños grupos de manzanas. La…
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…
Sep 2005
Author(s): Westley, Glenn D.
This paper discusses microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Caribbean. It argues that the reason they have lagged is fundamentally explained by factors internal to the MFIs, rather than external to…
Nov 1999
Author(s): Briceño-León, Roberto; Pérez Perdomo, Rogelio; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Márquez, Patricia; Castillo, Anabel; Zubillaga, Veronica; Camardiel, Alberto; Avila, Olga; de Armas, Edoardo; Malpica, Claudia; González, Natascha
En la presentación de este trabajo se optado por comenzar con la fuente de conocimiento más obvia, las estadísticas policiales. En la primera parte se analizaron las dificultades de trabajar con…