The St Ann police are still celebrating their successes with six of eight major crime groups continuing to decline compared with last year’s data.
Overall, crime is down 33 percent in St Ann, police say.
Police data show that murder figures continue to run lower than last year’s. Senior Superintendent of Police for St Ann, Michael Smith told the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC) today, Thursday, June 12, that murders are down 39 percent compared to last year. So far, up to July 10, there were 20 murders in St Ann compared to 33 for the same period last year.
SSP Smith said for the entire month of June there were no murders in St Ann. For that he was roundly applauded by the councillors at the monthly meeting.
SSP Smith said shootings and break-ins were up but all other categories including rape, aggravated assault, felonious wounding were down.
He said the police team in the parish remained resolute to keep law and order and keep the peace.
By Franklin McKnight