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By Robert L. Ayers

Crime and violence have emerged lately as significant hindrances to improvement pursuits in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations. The paper explicates an schedule for destiny paintings which can support LAC international locations by way of discussing 'policy domain names' the place motion is needed. Such domain names contain lowering city poverty, focusing on efforts on 'at-risk' teams, construction or rebuilding social capital, strengthening municipal skill for battling crime and violence, and reforming the legal justice process.

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Source: Country surveys as reported in Lori L. Heise with Jacqueline Pitanguy and Adrienne Germain, Violence Against Women: The Hidden Health Burden, World Bank Discussion Paper No. : 1994), pp. 610. ate since 1990 and now approaches 90 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Many countries in the region have experienced substantial increases in homicide rates in recent years, including some where such rates were low a decade or two ago. Most homicides occur on the streets and in neighborhoods and involve males, especially young males, killing other males.

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Regional Data on Crime and Violence 3 III. Links to Growth, Development and Poverty 7 Colombia 8 Peru 8 IV. Conclusion 23 Table Table 1. Homicide Rates per 100,000 Population 3 Boxes Box 1. Violence against Women: Some Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean Countries 4 Box 2. An Economic Approach to Criminal Behavior 10 Box 3. Providing Services for the Urban Poor in Latin America and the Caribbean: Some Case Studies 12 Box 4. Unemployment, Crime and Violence in the Caribbean 13 Box 5. Targeting At-Risk Youth in Colombia: The Youth Development Project 16 Box 6.

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