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Clarendon police hailed for 44 per cent drop in murders

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:08 PM
Shagoury... the police have had a tough year and it is good to see the positive results.

The head of the Clarendon Crime Prevention Committee William Shagoury is praising the Clarendon Police Division for the turnaround in murders in the parish.

The police have reported a 44 per cent cut in murders for the period January 1 to December 27 this year compared with the corresponding period last year.

According to the police there have been 122 murders or 96 fewer than the 218 homicides for 2014.

Shagoury, who is also Custos of the Clarendon, says the police have had a tough year and it is good to see the positive results.

He has appealed to residents of Clarendon to continue to support the police as they seek to make the parish safer in the New Year.