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October murder stats highest this year

Published:Tuesday | November 4, 2014 | 11:12 AM

More Jamaicans were killed in October than in any other month this year.



That's according to the latest Periodic Serious and Violent Crimes Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) which shows that 113 murders were recorded last month.



The revelation comes amid a 16 per cent fall off in murders and other categories of serious crimes so far this year.



The statistics show that this is the second time this year that Jamaica recorded over 100 murders in a one-month period following the 109 reported in August.



It also revealed that the 113 murders recorded last month was almost twice the 60 murders reported for September, which was the lowest figure of any month this year.



The JCF data show that 846 persons have been killed since the start of the year.



However, this is 16 percent or 166 fewer murders than the 1,012 recorded for the corresponding period last year.



The data show that shootings have declined 13 per cent; robberies are down 17 per cent while rapes fell 24 per cent.



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