economic factors influencing crime
A Coggle Diagram about inequality
(Inequality appears to be key to explaining violence. Statistical studies have consistently found that income inequality predicts homicide rates better than poverty does
, 10 of the top 15 most unequal countries on the planet are located in the region
, Latin America’s economic elite has strong political ties and they often do not share interests with those living in poorer neighborhoods.Some poorer citizens might push for greater law enforcement and better policing in their neighborhoods,but wealthier citizens might have no interest in public policing that does not directly benefit them.
and source research article
, “It must be poverty and unemployment. The only thing left for young people is the use of violence and crime to survive.”
But, is there more poverty and unemployment in Latin America than in Africa?
If you compare countries within Latin-America, Bolivia is poorer, but much less violent than Mexico,.
, The ILO warned in its report to the meeting that six out of ten jobs available to young people are in the informal economy. In general, these jobs are of poor quality, low productivity and offer low wages. This means that youth are lacking stability and career prospects, social protection and access to basic labour rights
and Roughly13 percent of Latin America’s 108 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are unemployed. This is three times the rate of adults
), Urban development
(With some exceptions, these centers of fragility are located in North, Central, and South America, which are home to a staggering 45 of the 50 most dangerous metropolises
, It is worth noting that violence is hyperconcentrated in specific places. About 170 of Latin America’s cities with populations of 250,000 or more have homicide rates above 25 per 100,000
, cities have grown rapidly, but in a disorganized manner. As a result, governments have been unable to guarantee necessary state services to the entire urban-dwelling population.
and article on factors inc. urban dev
) and stats sources
and world bank