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Leslie, Glaister. 2010 ‘Introduction.’ Confronting the Don: The Political Economy of Gang Violence in Jamaica; Occasional Paper No. 26, p. 2. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 3 November

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Introduction

At 62 [homicides] per 100,000 [population] in 2009, Jamaica continues to have one of the highest murder rates in the world. (2)

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2) In 2008, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime ranked Jamaica second in the world only to Honduras (60.9) in intentional homicide rates, having a rate of 59.5 per 100,000 (UNODC, 2010). In 2009, Jamaica recorded 1,680 murders (JCFSD, 2010). Using 2008 end-of-year population estimates - the most recent available - from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (SIJ, n.d.) of 2,692,400, the murder rate calculates to 62.4 per 100,000 in 2009.

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