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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.

Latest Reports

Major Crime Analysis for December 2020

The year 2020 saw a monumental decline in major crimes cases registered by the... read more

Major Crime Analysis for November 2020

The overall decline in major crimes of 30% represents a marked improvement from the... read more

Major Crime Analysis for October 2020

Whereas major crimes had declined overall for the period January to October 2020, there... read more

Major Crime Analysis for September 2020

The prison population grew about 14% by the end of September 2020, compared with... read more

Major Crime Analysis for August 2020

Major crimes continued to decline during the month of August 2020. There were 76... read more

Major Crime Analysis for July 2020

All categories of major crimes registered an overall decrease for the period January to... read more

Major Crime Analysis for June 2020

For January to June 2020, major crimes declined by 24% and murders declined by... read more

Major Crime Analysis for May 2020

During the month of May 2020, police-recorded major crimes declined 57% over May 2019,... read more

Major Crime Analysis for April 2020

1,543 persons – most often young males ages 18-25 – were arrested and charged... read more

Major Crime Analysis for March 2020

For March, an overall increase in major crimes was recorded in 4 of 6... read more

Major Crime Analysis for February 2020

A total of 91 major crime incidents were recorded by Police during the month... read more

Major Crime Analysis for January 2020

Major crimes cases for the month of January 2020 totaled 93, down by 21%... read more

Major Crime Analysis for December 2019

The country of Belize saw a noted reduction in major crimes during 2019, with... read more

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.