May 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Murguia, Juan M.; Rejas, Brisa; Winters, Solis
Despite the existence of a vast body of literature in the field of health economics on overweight, obesity, and undernutrition, little is known about the importance of owning a refrigerator on the…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing literature seeks to identify policies that could reduce intimate partner violence. However, in the absence of reliable administrative records, this violence is often measured using self-…
May 2017
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana; van Dijk, Jan; van Kesteren, John; Ruprah, Inder J.; Godinez Puig, Luisa; Jaitman, Laura; Torre, Iván; Pecha, Camilo
While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.
Este trabajo analiza los diversos sistemas de información criminal en América Latina y el Caribe. En especial, se enfoca en cuatro tendencias que requieren rápida atención en materia de políticas…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Jaitman, Laura
La inseguridad es la principal preocupación de los ciudadanos en la región. El crimen y la violencia distorsionan la asignación de recursos de los gobiernos, de las firmas, y alteran las rutinas de…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Bahamas. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Barbados. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Guyana. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Jamaica. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Suriname. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. A new module on victimization and crime…
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): 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): 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…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…