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Most major crimes in Clarendon committed by youths below age 29 — police

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:20 PM
Cameron Powell says part of the problem appears to be the lack of employment opportunities for youth.

Head of the Clarendon police Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell says most major crimes in Clarendon are committed by youths below the age of 29.

Superintendent Cameron Powell said persons who are 29 years and younger form the majority of Clarendon's population.

She says this age group is contributing to the rise in Clarendon's crime rate.

Cameron Powell says part of the problem appears to be the lack of employment opportunities for youth.

She is urging adults to nurture young people to become responsible members of society.

Cameron Powell says Clarendon has been struggling with crime and violence and recorded 135 murders in 2016.