Belizean Drama on Domestic Violence amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Sequel on Sexual Violence

Murders 2022

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Major Crimes 2022

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Browse the BCO’s Digital Repository Catalog. The catalog features 344 unique documents on various topics of interest. These topics include cybersecurity, COVID-19 and crime, gender-based violence, human trafficking, juvenile justice, policing, and sexual violence.


This report presents some salient statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, and murder. Of note is that Belize saw a consistent increase in the number of domestic violence complaints made to the Police Department after the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in late March 2020.

To chart the way forward for the BCO to fulfill this function, the Ministry of Home Affairs & New Growth Initiatives (formerly the Ministry of National Security) commissioned the preparation of this costed 3-year Strategic Action Plan (2020 – 2023) for the Belize Crime Observatory. The initiative to draft this Plan was funded by the USAID through the InfoSegura Project.

The Plan entails four (4) Strategic Lines to be met over the three-year period (2020-2023), in order to address priority needs and gaps. The Strategic Lines are: (i) Consolidating the BCO, (ii) Strengthening Crime Information Management, (iii) Interagency Coordination, and (iv) Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.