Haiti was one of the safest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to the fact that I knew to make safety my number one priority, during my 31 months as head of the Government.
We have strengthened our police teams, increasing the number of police officers and providing them with new equipment.
We increased their motivation by giving them access to insurance in the event of an accident, which is a first for Haiti.
We have placed infrastructure in strategic locations, raising the level of security.
This security strategy put in place by our government is essential, not only to the economic development of the country, but especially to the development of every citizen, allowing it to evolve and develop freely and without fear, at any time and in any way. any place.
Of course, we still have some work to do. The road is difficult, but we are aware now that this is achievable with the means we have …
11. The overall security situation during the reporting period. Crime statistics reported by the national police and MINUSTAH showed a marginal downward trend in major crimes compared with the reporting period of the previous year. The total number of homicides in 2013 (817 reported cases) was 21 percent lower than in 2012, reversing a five-year trend. Violence and gangactivity continued to be concentrated in major urban centers, with approximately 77 per cent of homicides in 2013 taking place in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. Equally important, the total number of kidnappings in 2013 decreased by 53 percent compared with 2012.