Barbados says it is seeing a drop in crime across the island.
Barbados’ Acting Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, said crime rates showed a 2 percent decline.
“We have been able to reduce all major categories of crime by significant amounts,” Griffith said.
He pointed out that the number of drug cases registered had increased by over 40 per cent, which was “very significant”, but largely due to police bringing several people to justice.
“That in itself would push the actual number of crime cases up,” he said.
He said police had also been able to take a “significant number” of firearms off the street.
— CJ Staff