Chicago park shootings injure 13 people in a late-night attack in a south side Chicago neighborhood. A witness says: It's 'just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.'
A guest blogger says that the homicide rate reported from Caracas, which even he declared in an article as the most dangerous city in South America, has been based on overinflated estimates.
Prison gardening programs teach inmates valuable skills, reduce recidivism, and provide those in need with fresh produce.
The crime rate for serious crimes, including murder, rape, and assault, has dropped significantly since the early 1990s in part because of changes in technology and policing, experts say.
Latin American police, seen by many in the region as part of the problem rather than the solution to crime, are trying to boost their involvement in and response to their communities.