All About Jamaica

CARIBBEAN / 19 FEB 2014

Jamaica has passed controversial new anti-gang legislation, which opponents fear will criminalize broad sectors of vulnerable youth, and even supporters admit will be of little use unless politicians sever…

CARIBBEAN / 21 JAN 2014

Entering the Tivoli Gardens ghetto in West Kingston, scars of the battle to arrest Jamaica's most infamous criminal kingpin, Christopher "Dudus" Coke, in May 2010, are everywhere. Blocks of apartments…

CARIBBEAN / 25 SEP 2013

Police in Jamaica have reported a spike in murders in the first nine months of this year, a pattern they attribute to a rise in gang numbers and activity.

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUL 2013

In Caribbean locations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, criminal groups have established clear-cut alliances with political parties and sectors of the state. By doing so, they are arguably…

CARIBBEAN / 16 MAY 2013

Jamaican authorities are targeting over $300 million dollars worth of alleged narco-properties in the western part of the island, reportedly linked to a resurgent cocaine trade.

CARIBBEAN / 14 SEP 2012

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 19 JUL 2012

A US court has sentenced Jamaican kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke to 23 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence for the crime figure who still enjoys a measure of support…

CARIBBEAN / 30 APR 2012

The Jamaica government says that the homicide rate is down to just two murders a day, a 30 percent drop from the beginning of 2012. But the security improvement may…

CARIBBEAN / 3 APR 2012

This March, Jamaica saw its lowest monthly murder rate in more than nine years, pointing to a sustained drop in violence, even though the country still has one of the…

CARIBBEAN / 19 MAR 2012

As the case against "Dudus" Coke drags on, with his sentencing delayed for the fourth time, reactions from Jamaica give an insight into the complex nature of the power wielded…

CARIBBEAN / 24 FEB 2012

Jamaica has frozen more than $8 million in assets, some belonging to alleged drug traffickers, as the country rolls out legislation to target illicitly obtained funds and money laundering.

CARIBBEAN / 22 FEB 2012

Jamaica's top security official claims that the country’s violence is due to the mounting threat of street gangs in the island nation, and announced the creation of a new anti-gang…

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A partnership with the University for Peace will complement InSight Crime’s research methodology and expertise on Costa Rica.

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InSight Crime Events - Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…