Author - Belize Crime Observatory

Major Crime Analysis for May 2020

During the month of May 2020, police-recorded major crimes declined 57% over May 2019, from 96 to 41. This marked the second consecutive decline relative to 2019, corresponding with restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and ramped-up policing. (Read embedded PDF below or click the blue download button to save...

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Major Crime Analysis for December 2019

The country of Belize saw a noted reduction in major crimes during 2019, with the largest declines reported for robberies and burglaries, followed by murder and theft. However, reports of sexual violence increased. (Read embedded PDF below or click the blue download button to save a copy to your device.) Major_Crime_Analysis_Dec_2019 ...

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Major Crime Analysis for November 2019

Total major crime incidents for the period January to November 2019 have declined by roughly 7.80% when compared with the same period in 2018 (down from 1,270 to 1,171). (Read embedded PDF below or click the blue download button to save a copy to your device.) Major_Crime_Analysis_Nov_2019 ...

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Third Quarter 2019 Crime Analysis

The most notable sustained decline was reported for murders, although the gains made during the first quarter have been eroded. The first quarter of 2019 recorded the greatest improvement, with a 30% reduction in incidents nationally, but the gap narrowed to 6% and 9%, respectively, for the subsequent quarters,...

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Major Crime Analysis for October 2019

Total major crime incidents for the period January to October 2019 have declined by roughly 8% when compared with the same period in 2018 (down from 1,156 to 1,066). (Read embedded PDF below or click the blue download button to save a copy to your device.) Major_Crime_Analysis_Oct_2019 ...

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