Jamaica, cut in crime could increase GDP 5%

Posted on April 27, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Economy, Jamaica

AMAICA could grow its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 5.4 percentage points, if the country reduces its crime levels to that of Costa Rica. The suggestion was made by the World Bank in its 2011 World Development Report.
The Report shows that Jamaica spends U$S385 million, or J$33 billion a year, on indirect medical and other costs related to crime and violence. Read Article

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