The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related news and information.
- Domestic violence calls for help increased during the pandemic – but the answers haven’t gotten any easier
The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, a team of national experts tasked with assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system, recently estimated that in the United States, domestic violence incidents increased 8.1% on average following stay-at-home orders. Worldwide, the United Nations estimates there was a 20% increase in domestic violence incidents across its 193 member states during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns. Source: The Conversation
- Cocaine: The drug pipeline to Europe
Lockdown — a time without parties and drug use? Not quite. Despite COVID, tons of cocaine is ending up in Germany. The stimulant is crossing the Atlantic in record quantities, hidden in shipping containers. Source: DW
- Human rights and fair access to COVID-19 vaccines: the International AIDS Society–Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights
The rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines has been an unprecedented scientific achievement and offers a promise for a healthy post-pandemic future. However, inequitable vaccine access has jeopardised that vision, and our global governance institutions have failed to anticipate, prevent, or redress this inequality. Source: The Lancet
- Covid-19: Indian Women Urgently Need Gendered Response and Recovery Plan
As with vaccine management, so with women hit by the pandemic—a year after the government knew what lay ahead, it has spectacularly failed to evolve a response. Source: NewsClick India
Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.