More than 90 per cent of Jamaicans say they have little or no confidence in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), even as the island continues to grapple with a high murder rate.
Jamaicans say they have more confidence in the army.
The findings are from the latest RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll.
The poll, conducted between July 16 and 26 among 1,113 people, sought to gauge the confidence of the Jamaican public in the police as well as the army.
Almost half of the population, 47 per cent, expressed that they have no confidence in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, while another 47 per cent say they have little confidence.
Pollster Don Anderson said only six per cent of those interviewed say they have a lot of confidence in the police.
The data are similar to the findings regarding confidence in the leadership of National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang and Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson to curtail the country's crime wave.
More than 90 per cent of Jamaicans have little or no confidence in either of their leadership.
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), on the other hand, fared better than both leaders as well as the police force.
Twenty-six per cent of those interviewed say they have no confidence in the army, while 49 per cent say they have little confidence.
However, another 25 per cent, or one in four persons, say they have a lot of confidence in the army.
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