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Community Based Crime Prevention in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. Guatemalans of every age, class and ethnicity confront violence daily in every part of the national territory. According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights ombudsman, Guatemala registered 3 366 murders during the first half of 2011. Despite efforts to reform the judicial and security sectors, violence continues to grow and impunity to run rampant.

This project is based on the premise that state institutions must be strengthened and civil society involved in attempts to address violence and lower the crime rate. Researchers will endeavour to strengthen crime prevention mechanisms in the indigenous communities of San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz, department of Alta Verapaz, and develop a model for crime prevention in other municipalities in Guatemala.

Start Date08/24/2012
Duration24 month(s)
Area Under Study[Latin America and the Caribbean][Americas][Central America][Guatemala]
Responsible OfficerGottsbacher, Markus
Total Funding$308,600.00

Fundación Myrna Mack
Institution Websitewww.myrnamack.org.gt
Component NameFundación Myrna Mack
Researcher NameHelen Mack Chang
Researcher RoleCP-PROJ LEADER
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