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Latin America can reduce homicide by 50 percent in 10 years

Instinto de Vida - Igarape Institute

  • 9 February 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
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Latin America can reduce homicide by 50 percent in 10 years

"Preventing and reducing violence is not only necessary, it is achievable. There are many examples of successful efforts to lower lethal violence. Declines of between 10-15 percent per year have been documented around the world, including in Latin America. The Instinct for Life campaign has set a goal of reducing the homicide rates of seven countries by 50 percent over the next 10 years. To achieve this goal this would require7 percent annual declines in the most violence-affected countries, states and cities. If successful, it could save as many as 365,000 lives."

Latinoamérica puede bajar el homicidio en un 50 por ciento en 10 años ¿Cómo hacerlo?

Latinoamérica puede bajar el homicidio en un 50 por ciento en 10 años ¿Cómo hacerlo?

Las consecuencias de la violencia son graves y duraderas. De acuerdo a las estimaciones más recientes del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) la violencia y el crimen le cuestan a América Latina el 3,5 por ciento del PIB que se produce en la región. Reducir la violencia no sólo es necesario sino posible.

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