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Murders up 24 per cent, other major crimes decline

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 5:23 PM
Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has said the Jamaica Constabulary Force would be trying to halt spiralling murder tally.

The police are reporting a further jump in murders since the start of the year.

In breakdown of violent crimes released this afternoon, the police said between January 1 and October 24, there was a 24 per cent jump in murders over the similar period last year.

According to the statistics, 1,016 people were killed in the 10-month period up from the 822 homicides over the corresponding period last year.

Rural parishes, especially some in the west, again featured prominently.

However, while murders were up, shootings saw a one per cent decline; robbery — a 15 per cent drop; and rape — a 20 per cent reduction.

SEE DETAILED STATISTICS BELOW:

Murder
2015 — 1,016; 2014 — 822

Shooting
2015 — 898; 2014 — 906

Rape
2015 — 460; 2014 — 576

Aggravated Assault
2015 — 490; 2014 — 586


MURDER BY DIVISION

Kingston Central
2015 — 36; 2014 — 36

Kingston Eastern
2015 — 26; 2014 — 38

Kingston Western
2015 — 43; 2014 — 56

St Andrew Central
2015 — 39; 2014 — 33

St Andrew North
2015 — 32; 2014 — 30

St Andrew South
2015 — 66; 2014 — 54

St Catherine North
2015 — 108; 2014 — 111

St Catherine South
2015 — 72; 2014 — 69

Sub-Total (Metro)
2015 — 422; 2014 — 427

St James
2015 — 178; 2014 — 122

Trelawny
2015 — 21; 2014 — 20

Westmoreland
2015 — 84; 2014 — 36

Hanover
2015 — 54; 2014 — 31

St Mary
2015 — 27; 2014 — 22

St Ann
2015 — 34; 2014 — 30

Portland
2015 — 8; 2014 — 6

Manchester
2015 — 43; 2014 — 27

Clarendon
2015 — 108; 2014 — 73

St Elizabeth
2015 — 18; 2014 — 17

St Thomas
2015 — 19; 2014 — 11

Sub-Total (Rural)
2015 — 594; 2014 — 395