Major Crime Analysis September 2020Belize Crime Observatory
The prison population grew about 14% by the end of September 2020, compared with one year prior. An increase in incarcerated migrants contributed to the rise, in addition to incarceration related to COVID-19 and gang-related State of Emergency measures. The proportion of inmates held in pretrial detention remained virtually unchanged,...
Major Crime Analysis August 2020Belize Crime Observatory
Major crimes continued to decline during the month of August 2020. There were 76 police recorded cases during that month, down from 131 for August 2019. This represented a decline of 55 cases (or 42%). For the period January to August 2020, major crimes cases amounted to 600, a decline...
Major Crime Analysis July 2020Belize Crime Observatory
All categories of major crimes registered an overall decrease for the period January to July 2020. Although the greatest decline was recorded for robberies, the past two months (June to July), have registered a substantial increase in robberies.
Major Crime Analysis 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.