The crime rate in Haiti more than doubles in a year.

April 26, 2023



(cnn)

Haiti's crime rate has more than doubled since last year, with more than 1,600 incidents including homicide, rape, kidnapping, and lynchings reported in the first quarter of 2023. The UN's Special Representative for Haiti, Mara Isabel Salvador, warned of increasingly violent armed gangs vying for control of neighborhoods in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and added that many residents have taken matters into their own hands. More than a dozen people were lynched by a crowd in Port-au-Prince on Monday, on suspicion of being gang members. Haitian National Police had stopped and searched the victims in a minibus, seizing weapons and other equipment, according to a statement from the Haitian National Police. Salvador warned that children are suffering the consequences of the country's instability, adding that over the last three months, school children have been hit by bullets while sitting in their classrooms and kidnapped while being dropped off at school. Last October, Haiti's government and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community to consider deploying forces

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