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miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Targeting “Hot Spots” Could Drastically Reduce Latin America's Murder Rate

Targeting “Hot Spots” Could Drastically Reduce Latin America's Murder Rate
- Perhaps more than any other part of the world, homicide in Latin America is concentrated by time and place - for policymakers hoping to reduce the region’s staggering levels of violent crime, this represents a major opportunity.
Home to just 8 percent of the world’s population, Latin America experiences 33 percent of the world’s homicides, and is disproportionately affected by other forms of victimization, including assault, robbery and property crime. Most of this occurs in just a handful of urban settings. In response, crime prevention measures that explicitly target places, people and times where criminal activity recur have generated remarkable successes in the region.