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The Caribbean Accounts for Approximately 23% of Recorded Homicides Worldwide

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June 2, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett |  The Caribbean accounts for approximately 23% of all recorded homicides with an average homicide rate of 15.1% per 100,000 people, which is nearly 3 times the world average.

This is the word from Chairman of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM Council for National Security and Law Enforcement and Jamaica’s National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang while he addressed last Thursday’s Committee Meeting on Hemispheric Security at the Organization of American States by video-conferencing.

He also pointed out that the illicit trafficking of illegal firearms is a significant challenge for the region.

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