Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Violent Crime Is Becoming The Norm In The Caribbean

Members of the Mobile Reserve, an arm of the national police, patrol the neighborhood of Dunkirk in Kingston, Jamaica, June 6, 2013. ANDREA BRUCE NYT

Miami Herald: The secret in paradise: Violence mars Caribbean life

Caribbean countries laud themselves on offering idyllic settings where sandy beaches, calming calypso and a laid-back lifestyle beckon.

But behind the happy-go-lucky image, the region also harbors a darker side: violent crime and a tolerance for domestic violence.

According to a new study, “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers,” the region has some of the lowest victimization by property crime in the world but one of the world’s highest violent crime rates. Nearly 1 in 3 citizens has lost someone to violence, and individuals are more likely to be a victim of assault or a threat than anywhere else in the hemisphere.

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WNU Editor: I have friends who live in the Bahamas .... violent crime is definitely their #1 concern.

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

I understand pet guard dogs are a must for non Bahamians working there. Sometimes one for the wife too.