This second Liberian Armed Violence Observatory (LAVO) report is based on data from a full year of observation – May 2011 to April 2012. It demonstrates the LAVO’s improved capacity to monitor the incidence of armed violence in Liberia in order to inform effective measures to address the problem. Armed violence data is organised by different criteria: source, location, time, type, outcome, weapon, age, gender and nationality of victims and offenders. The report also discusses the LAVO’s next steps to improve data collection methods, identifies problem areas and groups prone to violence, informs policy debate, and provides insight into targeted strategies to reduce and prevent violence.
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