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Simpson Miller extends condolences to family of slain policewoman, calls for Jamaicans to help fight crime

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 4:53 PM
Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says the murder situation requires decisive action and the full cooperation of all Jamaicans.

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has charged that Jamaica’s murder rate is worsening and has described this as alarming.

Simpson Miller made the comment in a statement released this morning condemning the killing of woman Corporal Judith Williams.

She says the murder situation requires decisive action and the full cooperation of all Jamaicans.

Police statistics have, however, indicated that there has been a 32 per cent reduction in serious and violent crimes between January and April 1 this year.

In its latest Periodic Serious and Violent Crime Review, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported that murders are down six per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year.

Corporal Williams, who was attached to the Office of Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams, was shot six times as she left her east Kingston home for work on Thursday and later died at hospital

Simpson Miller urged members of the JCF to be resolute in finding her killers and to exercise greater caution on and off the job.