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Urban violence

Read our January 2018 blog post on Medium.

Figure 1 from the blog post is here.

Useful resources:

CCDP (Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding). 2012. Urban Resilience in Situations of Chronic Violence. Geneva: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Frost, Emilia and Matthias Nowak. 2014. Inclusive Security, Inclusive Cities. Policy Paper 1. Geneva: Geneva Declaration Secretariat. March.

Geneva Declaration Secretariat. 2015. Global Burden of Armed Violence 2015: Every Body Counts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross). 2016. War in Cities: International Review of the Red Cross. Vol. 98. No. 901. April.

Milliken, Jennifer. 2016. ‘Urban safety and security: Lessons from the last two decades and emergent issues.’ Synthesis report of the conference Reviewing the State of Safety in World Cities: Safer Cities +20. Geneva, 6-8 July. Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. Paper No. 22.

Nowak, Matthias. 2012. Urban Armed ViolenceResearch Note No. 23. Geneva: Small Arms Survey. November.

Small Arms Survey. 2007. Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Quero, Yann-Cédric. 2017. Homicide and Cities. Unpublished background paper. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.    

Small Arms Survey Publications

  • Counting Casualties: Operationalizing SDG Indicator 16.1.2 in Libya, by Hana Salama. Briefing Paper, February 2018.

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  • Global Violent Deaths 2017: Time to Decide, by Claire Mc Evoy and Gergely Hideg. Small Arms Survey Report, December 2017.

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  • Tracking Conflict-related Deaths: A Preliminary Overview of Monitoring Systems, by Irene Pavesi. Briefing Paper, March 2017.

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  • The Value of Hospital Data: Understanding and Preventing Intentional Injury in Liberia, by Lucie Collinson, Andrew Winnington, and Mary Vriniotis, January 2016. Working Paper No. 22.

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  • Global Burden of Armed Violence 2015: Every Body Counts, by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat. Published by Cambridge University Press. May 2015.

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  • Reducing Illicit Arms Flows and the New Development Agenda, March 2015. Research Note No. 50, Armed Violence.

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  • Every Body Counts: Measuring Violent Deaths, March 2015. Research Note No. 49, Armed Violence.

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  • Searching for Stability: Perceptions of Security, Justice, and Firearms in Libya, August 2014. Security Assessment in North Africa Issue Brief No. 1 (also available in Arabic).

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  • Risky Business? Crime and Security Perceptions in the Nepali Private Sector, November 2013. Nepal Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 3 (also available in Nepali).

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  • Non-lethal Firearm Violence, July 2013. Research Note No. 32, Armed Violence (also available in French).

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  • Guatemala en la encrucijada. Panorama de una violencia transformada (in Spanish), by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat, CERAC, and the Small Arms Survey (Executive Summary in English and Spanish, and Press Release in English and Spanish also available). Published by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat and CERAC.

  • Enquête nationale sur les armes légères et de petit calibre en Côte d'Ivoire: les défis du contrôle des armes et de la lutte contre la violence armée avant la crise post-électorale, by Savannah de Tessières, a joint publication of the UNDP, the Commission Nationale de Lutte contre la Prolifération et la Circulation Illicite des Armes Légères et de Petit Calibre, Côte d'Ivoire, and the Small Arms Survey, April 2012. Special Report No. 14 (Summary available in English).

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  • Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011: Lethal Encounters, by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat. Published by Cambridge University Press. October 2011.

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  • India's States of Armed Violence: Assessing the Human Cost and Political Priorities, September 2011. India Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 1 (also available in Hindi).

  • Reading between the Lines: Crime and Victimization in Liberia, September 2011. Liberia Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 2.

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  • A Legacy of War? Perceptions of Security in Liberia, September 2011. Liberia Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 1.

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  • 'Insecurity Is Also a War': An Assessment of Armed Violence in Burundi, by Stéphanie Pézard and Savannah de Tessières, October 2009 (also available in French)

  • Firearm-related Violence in Mozambique, a joint publication of the Ministry of the Interior of Mozambique, the World Health Organization—Mozambique, and the Small Arms Survey, June 2009. Special Report No. 10

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  • Gangs of Central America: Causes, Costs, and Interventions, by Dennis Rodgers, Robert Muggah, and Chris Stevenson, May 2009. Occasional Paper No. 23

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  • Global Burden of Armed Violence 2008, by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat, September 2008.

  • Crisis in Karamoja: Armed Violence and the Failure of Disarmament in Uganda’s Most Deprived Region, by James Bevan, June 2008. Occasional Paper No. 21 (Executive Summary also available)

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  • No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa, edited by Robert Muggah, co-published with BICC, published by Zed Books, July 2006.

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  • Aproximación a la Situación de Violencia e Inseguridad en Bogotá D.C., by Katherine Aguirre and Jorge A. Restrepo with Simón Mesa and Nicolás Suárez, co-published with CERAC, July 2005.

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  • Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region, edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman, May 2005 (also available in French).

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  • Reconsidering the Tools of War: Small Arms and Humanitarian Action, by Robert Muggah with Martin Griffiths, co-published with the Humanitarian Practice Network, Overseas Development Institute, July 2002.

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