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Crime tied to blocks

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Crime tied to blocks

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YOUNG MEN FROM poor neighbourhoods are responsible for much of the serious crime committed in Barbados, says a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)study.

The report on violence here went as far as to name some “blocks” linked to hotspots such as Deacons, Brittons Hill, Halls Road, in St Michael and Vauxhall, Christ Church, as areas where youngsters were likely to have been involved in criminal activity.

And the findings have been backed by a historian and a social activist.

The IDB study authored by Corin Bailey entitled Crime And Violence In The Caribbean and recently released to the public, examined the situation between 2009 and 2013.  (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.