Issue 9 | March
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homicide rates stable or decreasing, new UNODC report says
A new UNODC statistical report shows stable
or decreasing global homicide trends over the period 2003-2008
for the majority of countries for which data is available in
the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
to the trend include a number of Caribbean and Central/South
American countries, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica
and Venezuela, which show significant increases in homicide
rates. Research suggests that this may be due, in part, to increases
in transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and gang
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