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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018. 9:48 am CST.

By BBN Staff:  Prime Minister Dean Barrow informed Belizeans in his New Year’s address that crime and violence were Belize’s greatest challenge in 2018.

“Perhaps the darkest, most threatening cloud is our continuing inability to contain crime and violence to hold down the murder rate, to provide the proper level of citizen security.  Now it has long been admitted that our crime-fighting approach has to be interdisciplinary involving inter agency collaboration and the deployment of a far-flung net of social strategies. What is also inarguable though is that the Belize Police Department remain the centerpiece of the effort to eliminate the triple surge of gangs, guns, and drugs,” Barrow said.

PM Barrow further added that 2019 will see a concentrated effort on reform for a more effective Belize Police Department. 
According to Barrow, that reform will start at the top and permeate throughout all ranks with better training, better administration and better resources. 

Belize recorded 144 murders in 2018.


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