Survey reveals Caribbean people worried about crime

| 19/07/2011

(Go-Jamaica): A soon to be published United Nations report on citizen security in the region shows large sections of Caribbean people feel unsafe and do not have confidence in what is being done to combat crime. The Victimization Survey was undertaken on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Caribbean Human Development Report and conducted in seven countries, namely, Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, during the period November 2010 to February 2011.The Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen Security is the first of its kind for the region and will be launched here later this year.

The report has the objective of better understanding why citizen security is so badly needed in these countries and why violence and insecurity are so prevalent in Caribbean. It intends to be an instrument to deal with such issues from a regional perspective, while at the same time taking into account the national level issues and specificities.

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  1. Just Commentin' says:

    It is my understanding that the Cayman Islands were to be included in the current report but UN personnel involved in gathering the data for the Victimization Survey refused to come to Cayman out of fear of being mugged or shot.