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Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica's Violent Gangs

Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica's Violent Gangs

Gangs, organized crime, and violence, and the nexus between them, are Jamaica’s biggest citizen security challenge. With the second highest murder rate in the Latin America and Caribbean region in 2019, Jamaica’s extreme violence is often attributed to gangs. Between 2008 and 2018, gang-related violence was responsible for 56 percent of murders in Jamaica, with a high of 78 percent in 2013. Jamaica is a violent country in other ways, with extraordinarily high rates of domestic violence, including intimate partner (IPV) and gender-based violence (GBV). Jamaica’s violence problem is so pernicious that the country has come to be described by academics and policy makers as having a “culture of violence.”

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CAPRI Conducts Study on Jamaican Gangs

Jamaica’s violence problem is not new. Since the mid 1970’s the island’s per capita murder rate has steadily increased, by an average of 4.4 percent per year, from 19.8 per 100,000 .....

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CAPRI Launches Study on Jamaican Gangs

CAPRI launched its study, Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica’s Gangs, at a public forum on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. CAPRI invited Major General Antony Anderson .....

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CAPRI Hosts Review Meeting with Key Stakeholders for its Research on Gangs in Jamaica

CAPRI in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) held a review meeting with key stakeholders for its research on Gangs in Jamaica. This research falls under the .....

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CAPRI Conducts Study on Jamaican Gangs

April 24, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

Jamaica’s violence problem is not new. Since the mid 1970’s the island’s per capita murder rate has steadily increased, by an average of 4.4 percent per year, from 19.8 per 100,000 in 1977, to 60 per 100,000 in 2017. In 2019, Jamaica was recorded as having the second highest murder .....

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CAPRI Launches Study on Jamaican Gangs

April 24, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

CAPRI launched its study, Guns Out: The Splintering of Jamaica’s Gangs, at a public forum on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. CAPRI invited Major General Antony Anderson – Commissioner of Police, Ms. Kellie Magnus – Jamaica’s Country Lead at Fight .....

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CAPRI Hosts Review Meeting with Key Stakeholders for its Research on Gangs in Jamaica

April 23, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

CAPRI in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) held a review meeting with key stakeholders for its research on Gangs in Jamaica. This research falls under the extended Citizen Security a Yaad Project. CAPRI invited representatives from DFID; Prof. Anthony .....

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