Violence Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
01 Aug 2015
13 Oct 2015
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Since 2000, more than 8 million people were killed around the world due to interpersonal violence. Almost half of these homicides are committed in just 23 countries, representing one tenth of the global population. Which characteristcs make these places stages of such high homicide rates?
Lack of popular legitimacy in state authorities and failing to deliver basic public goods – including security and justice are some of the common aspects between these nations. Based on these and other reviews, this note presents some of the basic reforms to be conducted in order to effectively reduce the homicide rates.
Is it possible to significantly reduce interpersonal violence in a single generation? This research believes that the answer is yes.