Murder tally passes 1,000 in eight months
The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the murder tally has now passes the 1,000 mark.
According to the police, as at Saturday, there were 1,005 homicides.
Citing the statistics at a press conference this afternoon, opposition spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting, said this is 197 more murders or a 24.4 percent increase when compared with the similar period last year.
Bunting said that the statistics also show that other major crimes have gone up.
Shootings and motor vehicle theft are among the crimes that have increased.