Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Caribbean Teenage Crime Rates -- A World Leader

Apparently the crime rate in the region is the highest in the world for teens ages 15-17.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 19, 2008 - The United Nations has reported that more Caribbean youth in the 15 to 17 year-old age group die from homicide than others their age in any other part of the world.

And, if that weren't bad enough...

The region also presents the highest rate of global gun crime - 42 per cent of the world's homicides

Click here to be taken to the article that has the details.



At 3/20/2008 6:04 AM, Anonymous ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Shocking! Shocking!Governments and the private sectors within the region need to create more opportunities for young people in the areas of sports,education,job training skills,jobs, entertainment,information technology, farming,etc., while exposing young people to community,social and civic responsibilities.Investment in and development of young people will result in a radical decrease of teenage crime rates.

At 11/03/2011 8:27 PM, Anonymous annie said...

Too many teens are engaged in violence and addiction that is why there has been a rise in the crime rates of teen agers. Nothing like this will happen if they were raised, educated and trained properly in their house. The thing why teens are committing crimes is because they are under the influence of drug and alcohol and violence can be solved.


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