Inmate receiving certificate from Criminon Mexico

Latin America

Latin America has some of the highest crime rates in the world. Narco-trafficking fuels most of this crime, leaving untold destruction in its wake. Narco-trafficking leads to homicides, robberies, and assaults, reducing both the quality of life and the Human Development Index of many Latin American countries. (The Human Development Index (HDI) is a measure of achievement in areas of human development)

Statistics on Crime in Latin America