How to Reduce Homicide by 50% in the Next 30 Years

Homicide Dispatch 1

by Manuel Eisner

More than 8 million people have been intentionaly murdered around the world over the past 15 years. Almost half of these homicides were perpetrated injust 23 countries with just one tenth of the global population. Why is lethal violence concentrated in these states? What factors are driving homicide?

A new Homicide Dispatch provides some answers. Author Manuel Eisner points to the failure of states to deliver public goods – including security and justice – and the low level of legitimacy accorded to public institutions. This Dispatch offers several practical recommendations to reduce homicidal violence by 50% in the next thirty years.