Human Development Report for Latin America 2013-2014

12 Nov 2013

Report Summary

The Regional Human Development Report 2013-14 for Latin America maps the problems of crime and violence in the region, and offers important recommendations for improving public policies on citizen security. The report builds on UNDP’s Central America Human Development Report launched in 2009, and the Caribbean Human Development Report of 2012.

This report analyzes the phenomenon of citizen security in-depth, studying successful experiences, and proposing concrete recommendations for improvements.


  • The region registers more than 100,000 homicides per year.
  • In 11 of the 18 assessed countries the rate is higher than 10 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • One in every three Latin Americans reported being a victim of a violent crime in 2012.
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