Crime figures remain down for St Ann.
Police data provided for the St Ann Municipal Corporation showed that all categories of major crime except for shooting, are down, continuing the trends from the start of the year.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Berrisford Williams told the SAMC today, Thursday, June 14 that overall serious crime incidents were down by 20 percent. He gave figures up to June 10 2018, comparing these with data for the same period last year.
DSP Williams said there were 36% fewer murders with 28 recorded last year and 18 this year, up to June 10. Robbery was down six percent and rape down 40 percent. However, he said shooting was up with 13 recorded so far this year compared to 12 last year.
The stations showing significant decrease were the following:
St Ann’s Bay and Brown’s Town each down 40% and Discovery Bay 33 percent down.
DSP Williams also gave figures to show that road traffic crashes and road fatalities were also down.
Last year to June 10, 16 crashes resulted in 19 deaths and this year 15 crashes resulted in 16 deaths.
Some Councillors welcomed the figures.
Mayor Michael Belnavis said it was encouraging that the figures for traffic deaths as well as crime figures were down.