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Senseless killings among Jamaicans depressing Commish

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 9:53 AM
Carl Williams ... Jamaica is failing to get everyone in the society to contribute to anti-crime efforts.

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams, says he is very depressed over the increasing murders being recorded across Jamaica so far this year. 

Murders are up 20 per cent when compared to the similar period last year. 

Speaking yesterday on Beyond the Headlines on RJR, Commissioner Williams said it is difficult to understand the senseless killings among Jamaicans. 

 

He says the police and other stakeholders have to be more serious in addressing the murder situation. 

According to him, Jamaica is failing to get everyone in the society to contribute to anti-crime efforts. 

 

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams

According to the latest police statistics, 826 murders were recorded over the period January 1 to September 5.

Yesterday, the Commissioner launched the ‘Get the Guns Campaign' to rid the streets of the illegal weapons

The gun has been the weapon of choice in the killing of about 10,300 Jamaicans in the last 10 years.

This represents approximately 75 per cent of the 13,780 murders recorded in Jamaica from 2005-2015.