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