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Jamaica: Gangs and police violence in the inner cities

, Index number: AMR 38/004/2008

Jamaica faces a public security crisis. Those most affected are people living in poverty in inner-city neighbourhoods largely abandoned by the state. The Jamaican authorities have a long way to go to fulfil their responsibility to ensure the protection and safety of their citizens. Jamaica has one of the highest rates of homicide in the world and the Jamaican Constabulary Force has one of the highest rates of police killings in the Americas.

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