Jun 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Sutton, Heather; Laborda, Leopoldo
Este estudio analiza cómo la crisis del COVID-19 está generando cambios en el trabajo policial y evalúa su efecto en la efectividad y legitimidad de las policías de la región. Mediante una encuesta…
May 2020
Author(s): Martin, Lucia
The tourism and hospitality sectors are among the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19, which has impacted both travel supply and demand. Given its heavy dependence on tourism, Belize's…
May 2020
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report provides the findings from an inmate survey that was used to collect data on the prison system in Trinidad and Tobago. The results were used to identify the steps needed to improve the…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bailey, Corin
This report presents data from the first national prison survey conducted in Barbados. The data come from the 2018 Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty, a quantitative survey of 406 inmates (389…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio
This paper models crime rates as a function of the interaction between potential offenders and victims. In particular, the paper studies robbery of bus drivers, a crime that remains common in cities…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Villa-Mar, Karelia; Vélez-Grajales, Viviana; Cedillo, Bárbara; Restrepo, Andrés; Munguía, Pavel
¿Qué ha funcionado en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) para prevenir la violencia? ¿Cómo podemos mejorar el servicio policial y el acceso a la justicia? ¿Cuáles son las medidas alternativas al…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Young, Michelle
A new diagnosis of gang activity in Belize City, sponsored by the government of Belize and undertaken with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, reveals issues of significant concern…
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…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Luciano, Dinys; Hidalgo, Nidia; Acuña, Nathyeli; Urban, Anne-Marie
El femicidio es la expresión más extrema de la violencia contra las mujeres. Honduras es uno de los países con las tasas de muertes violentas de mujeres más altas del mundo. La presente nota técnica…
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
Ensuring the safety and security of citizens is one of the most important and difficult functions of municipal governments in many countries. This document brings to light experiments in Latin…
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…
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…