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Targeting “Hot Spots” Could Drastically Reduce Latin America’s Murder Rate

March 09, 2017

In Bogotá, just 1.2 percent of street addresses account for 99 percent of homicides. In Medellín, 40 percent of all crimes occur in just 10 hours of the 168-hour week.

Perhaps more than any other part of the world, homicide in Latin America is concentrated by time and place - for policymakers hoping to reduce the region’s staggering levels of violent crime, this represents a major opportunity.

Home to just 8 percent of the world’s population, Latin America...

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