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Violence in Latin America: Reports and Data


Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment. USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Office of Regional Sustainable Development. April 2006.
Looks at gangs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. "The objectives of the Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment are to: (1) analyze the nature of gangs, their root causes, and other factors driving the phenomenon; (2) examine the transnational and regional aspects of gangs in Central America and Mexico, including the impact of deportation and immigration trends; (3) evaluate policies and programs and identify best practices in the assessment countries and the United States; and (4) provide strategic and programmatic recommendations to USAID about addressing the gang problem in the assessment countries."

Gangs in Central America. Clare Ribando Seelke. Congressional Research Service Report August 29, 2016.
Describes the gang problem in Central America, discusses country approaches to deal with the gangs, and analyzes U.S. policy with respect to gangs in Central America.

Statistical Databases

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access
Data-Planet International Statistics: Guides to Statistics by Nation
Each country guide preset to search for data using broad subject categories.
Official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system.
Google Public Data Explorer
Data and forecasts from a range of authoritative international organizations and academic institutions, including the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat, and others.
Creating and Embedding Public Data into a Website [video]

Crime and Violence

UNODC Statistics
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime regularly updates global statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use.
The Costs of Crime and Violence: New Evidence and Insights in Latin America and the Caribbean
Laura Jaitman, editor. Inter-American Development Bank, 2017.


The World's Women Reports
Reports prepared by the Statistics Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs at five-year intervals, starting in 1990. Six reports have been published as part of the The World's Women series. The first three and World's Women 2010, analyze women's situation compared to men's worldwide on a broad range of fields.

Gender Data Portal
Gender statistics and indicators by country and region. Includes indicators for themes that range from health and education to political participation and poverty. Sex-disaggregated data for some themes are limited or not available. Based on national statistics, UN databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys. Maintained by the World Bank Group.

Women in the Labor Force

Gender equality in the world of work
A resource guide to books, articles and data, prepared by the International Labour Organization.


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