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Tag: citizen security

  • Wednesday, November 13th 2013 - 19:30 UTC

    Latin America the most insecure region in the world suffers 'epidemic of violence'

    One in three Latin Americans reported being a victim of a violent crime in 2012, says the UN report

    Despite a decade of economic growth, Latin America is the most insecure region in the world, and an increase in crime on the continent has led to “an epidemic of violence” that is affecting growth, according to a report released by the UN Development Program. One in three Latin Americans reported being a victim of a violent crime in 2012, with the majority of the attacks being mainly robberies.