Major Crime Analysis for June 2020Belize Crime Observatory
For January to June 2020, major crimes declined by 24% and murders declined by 23% when compared to the same period in 2019. At mid-year 2020, declines were reported for all categories of major crimes except theft. With the relaxation of special measures to combat COVID-19, robberies became an increasing concern. The greatest decline in murders was recorded in Belize City, where a localized state of emergency was implemented in March and again in July 2020 to combat gang violence.
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