Safer and smarter cities: The 2021 Latin Trade Citizen Security Awards

Three outstanding cases received the 2021 Latin Trade Citizen Security Awards. The Brazilian State of Ceará, in the category of ‘Usage of analytics for crime reduction’; the Colombian city of Medellin, in the category of ‘Edge analytics innovation’; and the Mexican city of Tlajomulco, in the category of ‘Tech Pioneers’. For more than a decade, security has been a primary concern for the population in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is hardly surprising since the region remains the most violent in the world. With 13% of the world’s population, it represents 37% of the homicides. In addition to the tremendous cost in terms of human lives, homicide and violence take an economic toll that experts estimate at 3.5% of the […]