Poverty and public security are key human rights concerns for Jamaicans. In 2005, 63 people were killed for every 100,000 people. Last year, over 1500 homicides were reported.
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Between July 2013 and up to 25 February 2014 Amnesty International has recorded the deaths of 194 people, including 12 babies, six children and 41 elderly people. Two-thirds have died of starvation.
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