Florida Helps Jamaica Fight Crime

On August 8th, the State of Florida hosted the “Diaspora Conference on Gang Violence in Jamaica”, which was put on by The United States Agency for International Development. The aim of the conference is to develop strategies to prevent gang violence in Jamaica.

Jamaica has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world, according to the South Florida Times. Once crime is reduced, the participants of the conference believe social and economic conditions will improve in the country.