McNeill urges immediate gov't action to stem crime in Westmoreland
The Member of Parliament for western Westmoreland Dr Wykeham McNeill wants the Government to take immediate action to stem the crime wave currently gripping the parish.
According to McNeill Westmoreland needs an immediate approach to crime fighting as there has been 10 murders in the parish since the start of the year, six more than the similar period last year
In 2016 a total of 100 murders were recorded in Westmoreland and other crimes including robberies spiked.
McNeill said the homicide statistics for 2016 show that Westmoreland had a much higher average than the national average.
The national homicide average for 2016 was 50 per hundred thousand, while Westmoreland's average was 79 murders per hundred thousand.