Trelawny police alarmed at number of student crimes
The Trelawny police is expressing concern about the number of children being arrested and charged for crimes in the parish.
Speaking at a meeting organised by the Ministry of Education at the William Knibb High School at the start of the weekend, Inspector Lorna Henderson revealed that a total of 58 children were arrested last year, 52 of whom were charged with various crimes.
The crimes include murder, rape, robbery, break-in, lottery scamming, simple larceny, assault, and malicious destruction of property.
Henderson says poor parenting supervision is among the main contributors to the children's anti-social behaviour.
She says the Trelawny police have launched an evening school programme at the Falmouth All-age School aimed at young people.
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