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Safer City Pilot Project - Belize

  • 9 January 2017
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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Safer City Pilot Project - Belize

The proposal is the use the City of Belmopan to conduct the first ever Safer City Pilot Project in Belize. The Safer City initiative will be aimed at the proper management of public spaces and city streets to ensure safer neighbourhoods thus making the City of Belmopan a more difficult target for those who commit crime. One of the key components of this project is Citizen Reporting where citizens will be responsible for reporting any dangerous situation that they or others may come into contact with. Situational Prevention is important for deterrence of crime in any community and citizens will be able to report dark areas where the street lights have stopped working, overgrown areas, areas where they observe criminal activity or any situation that makes them feel unsafe. When this type of information is reported, it will provide the officials and decision makers with the necessary statistics to create evidence based policies. The promotion of citizen security whilst fostering participation is undoubtedly one of the pillars of the Evidence Based Information Management on Citizen Security in Central America (InfoSegura Project).

Category:Projects and Programs
Institution:Government of Belize

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