Jamaica News: The latest police crime statistics indicate that several police divisions are beginning to reap the rewards of their crime fighting efforts.
Manchester in particular has become a lot safer for citizens. 12 persons have been murdered in the parish up to August 18, compared to 29 at the same stage last year.
This 62 percent dip in murders is only bettered by St James which has recorded 135 fewer murders-standing at 60
thus far compared to 195 at the same stage last year. This 69 percent reduction is due mainly to the special security measures namely the State of Emergency and Zone of Operation being utilized in the parish.
Over in St Catherine North-which includes Spanish Town, the gains from the State of Emergency are beginning to show with 12 fewer murders compared to the 84 at the same period in 2017.
Usually referred to as the safest parish in Jamaica: Portland has seen a 100% increase with 10 murders compared to 5 last year.
Westmoreland, Clarendon and St Andrew South are the nation’s bloodiest parts with all three just shy of the 100 mark in terms of homicides
In total, 11 of the 19 police divisions recorded decreases over the period.
By: Mckoy’s News Reporter