Barbados has high rate of victimization – UNDP study

(Barbados Nation) Barbados now has one of the highest rates of “victimization” in the Caribbean, owing to the escalating problem of burglaries and other property crimes.

But, according to the findings of a new regional survey, perpetrators of such worrying crimes here are less likely to shoot and maim their victims.

The surprising findings are contained in a Caribbean Human Development Report On Citizen Security study, done by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this year, in seven countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Full details of the survey are due to be released in January, but the UNDP resident coordinator Michelle Gyles-McDonnough revealed some key elements in an exclusive interview this week with the SUNDAY SUN.

 

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