Jamaica | Feb 2, 2023

Jamaica sees a reduction in murders for the month of January

Vanassa McKenzie

Vanassa McKenzie / Our Today

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Jamaica has seen a 37.2 per cent reduction in murders between the period of January 1 to January 29, 2023, compared to last year.

According to a recent serious crimes report published by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Jamaica recorded 86 murders up to the period of January 29. This is 51 fewer murders compared to last year in which the country recorded 137 murders for the month of January.

According to the statistics, the parish of Clarendon recorded the highest number of murders for the month with 11. This is followed by St James with nine, Westmoreland with seven, St Catherine with six and Manchester with five.

St Mary, St Thomas and St Ann each recorded four murders, while St Elizabeth recorded one.

There are no reports of murders in Trelawny and Portland up to January 29.

The report also revealed that there was a reduction in shooting, rape, robbery and burglary for the month.


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