Category Archives: Crime

Two major costs of crime are the cost to the victim and the cost of preventing crime. There does not appear to be a worldwide estimate for the cost of crime. Estimates for the cost of crime in the United States have ranged from $690 billion to $3.41 trillion according to a 2017 GAO look at the issue.

Crime 2020

The search for the disappeared points to Mexico’s darkest secrets Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post December 3, 2020

Special Report: Burner phones and banking apps: Meet the Chinese ‘brokers’ laundering Mexican drug money Drazen Jorgic Reuters December 3, 2020

Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis Ann Deslandes New Humanitarian August 25, 2020

In Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law Ingrid Arnesen and Anthony Faiola Washington Post August 14, 2020

Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel blazes a bloody trail in rise to power Kevin Sieff Washington Post July 10, 2020

Disappearances in Mexico rose during López Obrador’s first year, now top 73,000 Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post July 13, 2020

The coming crime wars Robert Muggah and John P. Sullivan Foreign Policy September 21, 2020
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.

Boycotting avocados won’t hurt cartels Ioan Grillo New York Times March 2, 2020

More than 60,000 Mexicans have disappeared amid drug war, officials say Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post January 6, 2020

Crime 2019

Disappeared in El Salvador: The return of a Cold War nightmare Mary Beth Sheridan and Anna-Catherine Brigida  Washington Post October 19, 2019

As gang murders surge, South Africa sends army to Cape Town, and the city cheers Kimon de Greef New York Times August 13, 2019

One way out: Pastors in Brazil converting gang members on YouTube Mariana Lopes Washington Post May 17, 2019

Devastating epidemic of crime & insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Inter Press Service May 15, 2019

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form Sonia Perez Z AP/Washington Post May 3, 2019

It’s so dangerous to police MS-13 in El Salvador that officers are fleeing the country Kevin Sieff Washington Post March 3, 2019

Modern day slavery rated world’s largest single crime industry Thalif Deen Inter Press Service February 25, 2019