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Killings average four per day in May - JCF

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:03 AM

The police recorded an average of four killings per day last month.

That’s according to the latest Periodic Serious and Violent Crime Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which showed that 136 persons were reported killed across the island during the month of May.

This is 18 more than the number of persons reported killed in May last year and 26 more than the number recorded in May 2015.

The JCF data covers the period January 1 to June 3 during which a total of 585 murders were recorded.

This represents a 16 per cent increase when compared to the corresponding period last year.

The JCF data also shows that in the first three days of this month, 15 persons were reported killed across the 19 police divisions islandwide.