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Creating A Safer Honduras .

Democracy and Governance | Violence Prevention
Latin America and the Caribbean

Governance for Citizen Security Activity

Project Dates: August 2017 - July 2021
To reduce crime and violence in Honduras, communities need resources and governmental support that ensure citizen security in the areas of greatest need.

Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world at 60 homicides per 100,000 people in 2015. Violent acts are primarily concentrated in low-income, urban areas and primarily perpetrated by young males against other young males. Through the USAID Governance for Citizen Security Activity, Honduras is strengthening its crime and violence prevention agenda, focusing on the most vulnerable and violent groups. Through its collective impact delivery framework, the activity strengthens existing partnerships and enhances multi-stakeholder governance. The activity not only improves the provision of services related to violence prevention, but also increases citizen participation in efforts to decrease gang-related violence and crime. Focusing on the municipalities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choloma, Tela, and La Ceiba, the activity helps communities and state actors employ a locally-driven, comprehensive, and sustainable approach to citizen security.

Project Goals

  • Empower communities to effectively prevent crime and violence
  • Improve citizen security by effectively targeting and applying government resources that can play a role in reducing crime and violence