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May 2012 | Risk Summary

In mid-April, Guyana's police force noted that there had been a 8% y-o-y decrease in 'serious crimes' during the first three months of 2012, according to local press reports. While murders have continued to decrease, armed robbery is on the rise, increasing by 21% y-o-y during the period. While the overall reduction in crime is a positive development, Guyana's substantial fiscal deficit, which we forecast to come in at 3.3% of GDP in 2012, means that the government's resources for fighting crime will remain stretched over the coming

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