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Jamaica Sees Decline in Major Crimes, Slight Increase in Murder Rate

 Above: PIOJ Director General Dr Gladstone Hutchinson By the Caribbean Journal staff Major crimes in Jamaica fell 9.56 percent between January and September 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, according to data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica. …

Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down 30 Percent Since Beginning of 2012: Report

 Above: Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s murder rate has fallen from a rate of 3.1 per day to two per day, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. That represents a …

Jamaica’s Murder Rate Falls to Seven-Year Low, But Still Caribbean’s Highest

 Above: downtown Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has the Caribbean’s highest murder rate, although the 1,124 murders reported in 2011 were a seven-year low for the country, according to the Caribbean Human Development Report 2012. The report, the …

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 Above, from left: Assistant Commissioner of Police Elan Powell and Commissioner Owen Ellington during a press conference held at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston Wednesday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of murders in Jamaica fell …