Community Policing in Liberia Increased Reporting and Lowered Crime

Executive Summary
  • Reported fewer instances of felonies such as domestic violence and assaults;
  • Were more likely to understand the criminal justice system and Liberian law; and
  • More likely to feel secure in their property rights and less likely to report land disputes, one of the most important sources of violence in rural Liberia.
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