All About Jamaica

CARIBBEAN / 24 JAN 2018

Jamaica’s latest urban security operation has rounded up nearly 200 suspects in an attempt to “cauterize” rising rates of insecurity, but the aggressive approach may be counterproductive to the fight…

CARIBBEAN / 8 SEP 2017

Based on erroneous and false information, the Jamaican government has launched a new initiative to corral criminal groups in what is possibly the wrong urban zone, residents of the area…

CARIBBEAN / 26 JUL 2017

Jamaica has passed a law allowing the army and police to launch special operations in crime hotspots following a spike in murders, but this aggressive security strategy shifts away…

CARIBBEAN / 20 JUN 2017

Jamaica's homicide rate has risen steeply in 2017, in what is likely the symptom of a splintering underworld.

CARIBBEAN / 23 MAY 2017

The Caribbean region has a "uniquely high level of violent crime," according to a new report that offers a rare insight into the root causes of criminal activity…

JAMAICA / 17 MAY 2017

Authorities in Jamaica have put in operation a new DNA database, a move officials say could help tackle crime in the Caribbean island nation.

JAMAICA / 24 APR 2017

Experts say that Jamaican gangs are increasingly trying to enlist high school students in their ranks, a reminder that schools often serve as recruiting grounds for organized crime groups.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 MAR 2017

The government of Jamaica has announced a rise in seizures of illegal weapons as part of a long-running gun control initiative, however a more coordinated response to violence and insecurity…

JAMAICA / 3 MAR 2017

Killings by police in Jamaica are on the rise following a significant decline observed over the last three years, calling into question what could be behind the rebound in violence…

BRAZIL / 24 FEB 2016

A new book by journalist Ioan Grillo on Latin American organized crime offers a fascinating tour of four distinct criminal organizations, providing insightful context and firsthand accounts to better understand…

COSTA RICA / 22 JAN 2016

Last year’s shocking increase in Jamaica's homicide rate has refocused attention on lottery scams in the Caribbean island nation. But it is not a uniquely Jamaican problem,…

CARIBBEAN / 8 JAN 2016

Jamaica's homicide rate reached an alarming five-year high in 2015, with the uptick believed to have been driven by violent rivalries between lottery scam rings.

About InSight Crime

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30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

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InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.