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Leading offences that landed Jamaicans in prison last year

Published:Monday | April 21, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Larceny, breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act and wounding were the leading offences that landed adult Jamaicans in prison in 2013.

Data contained in the 2013 Economic and Social Survey indicated that a total of 1,975 persons were admitted to correctional facilities last year.

The figures show that men accounted for 93.1 per cent of those incarcerated.

It was also highlighted that the majority of the adults incarcerated last year were first-timers, under the age of 31 and were unskilled.


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