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Security ministry to focus on crime prevention next year

Published: Saturday December 21, 2013 | 12:32 pm Comments 0

With murders and other categories of serious crimes on the increase, the Ministry of National Security says come 2014 its focus will be on strengthening its crime prevention†strategies.

Statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force show that there has been 1,130 reported murders between January 1 and the first week of this month with all but five of the 19 police divisions recording an†increase.

Senior director in the Ministry of National Security, Courtney Brown says come next year the focus will be on community policing and other measures outlined in the National Crime Prevention and Community Safety†Strategy.

Brown said that for some time, the focus has been on crime control, but notes that the ministry recognises that more attention needs to be paid to prevention†strategies.

He argues that prevention strategies, combined with law enforcement approaches, can yield more positive†results.


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