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Of 522 Circuit Court cases only 44 disposed of last term

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 3:02 AM
Justice L. Hibbert (second right) stands with the Jamaica Constabulary Force marching band after an making an inspection during the Easter Term opening of the Home Circuit Court, which got underway this morning with a short ceremony in downtown Kingston.
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Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Only 44 of the 522 cases set for trial during the last term of the Home Circuit Court were disposed of.

Of the 44 cases disposed of, 20 ended in convictions.

That's according to data from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

This means that a total of 478 cases have been traversed to the Easter term of the Home Circuit Court, which got underway this morning with a short ceremony in downtown Kingston.

This coupled with the new cases listed means that a total of 526 cases are down for trial in the new term.

Of the 478 cases traversed from the previous Hilary term, murder accounted for 328.

Rapes were next with 69 traversed cases.

There were two cases of capital murder, six cases of manslaughter and five cases of trafficking in person.