Drug cases top RM convictions for 2013
The police have released data indicating that drug cases topped the category of offences for which there were convictions in the Resident Magistrate’s Court in 2013.
According to the police, for 2013 there were 15,510 convictions in the Resident Magistrates’ Courts of which 8,017 were for drug offences.
The Corporate Area, which comprises Kingston and St Andrew accounted for 4,740.
St James accounted for the second highest with 1,591 guilty verdicts for drug offences last year, and St Elizabeth third with 406 convictions.
The data shows that only St Mary and St Catherine did not record drug offences as the category of crime with the most convictions last year.
For St Mary, it was larceny, which recorded 30 convictions, while for St Catherine it was assault and wounding which recorded 291 convictions.
It appears that fraud convictions were also high in 2013.
The police data shows that there were 920 fraud convictions in the Resident Magistrates’ Court.
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