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Police report 3% decline in murders since January

The police are reporting a three per cent decline in murders since January.
 
According to data contained in the latest Serious Crimes Report, Jamaica has recorded 1,100 murders, down from 1,130 during the same period last year.
 
The St. Andrew South Police had the highest number of homicides with 148. It was followed by St. James with 131, Clarendon with 112, St. Catherine South at 105 and St. Andrew Central at 86.
 
Some 1,070 cases of shootings have been reported - a two per cent decline from 1,095 in 2019.
 
The Police High Command says there was also a 13 per cent decline in cases of  rape, a 17 per cent reduction in robberies, and a 20 per cent decline in break-ins.
 
               


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