Homicides in Guatemala

GUATEMALA / 20 APR 2017

This project explores the challenges and lessons of disaggregating gang-related and drug trafficking-related murders.

Chapter 1

Homicides in Guatemala: Introduction, Methodology, and Major Findings

BARRIO 18 / 20 APR 2017

When violence surged in early 2015 in Guatemala, then-President Otto Pérez Molina knew how to handle the situation: Blame the street gangs. …

Chapter 2

Homicides in Guatemala: Analyzing the Data

BARRIO 18 / 20 APR 2017

In the last decade, homicides in Guatemala have obeyed a fairly steady pattern. Guatemala City and some of its surrounding municipalities have the greatest sheer number of homicides. Other states,…

Chapter 3

Homicides in Guatemala: Collecting the Data

BARRIO 18 / 20 APR 2017

When someone is murdered in Guatemala, police, forensic doctors and government prosecutors start making their way to the crime scene and a creaky, antiquated 20th century bureaucratic machine kicks into…

Chapter 4

Homicides in Guatemala: Conclusions and Recommendations

BARRIO 18 / 20 APR 2017

Olfato. It is a term used quite often in law enforcement and judicial circles in Central America (and other parts of the world as well). It refers to the sixth…

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