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‘Change attitudes’ in crime hotspots

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

‘Change attitudes’ in crime hotspots

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TACKLE THE ILLS in low-income areas by putting proper structures in place.

That was the suggestion from Member of Parliament for The City, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, in response to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study on violence which linked criminal activity to certain hotspots in Barbados such as Deacons, Brittons Hill, Halls Road, in St Michael, and Vauxhall, Christ Church.

It added that these were areas where youngsters were likely to have been involved in crime.

The IDB study, entitled Crime And Violence In The Caribbean, examined the situation between 2009 and 2013.

Bostic, whose constituency contained a number of low-income districts, said that while crime was linked to the lower income areas, it was more as a result of lack of opportunities and not the districts themselves. (AD)

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