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#467633 - 07/04/13 05:53 AM Major Crime Continues Downward Trend
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Though there’s been a recent spike in killings, crime figures for 2013 continue to be down. There were eight murders in June compared to 15 in that same period last year. And, through the first six months of the year there’s been a 21% reduction in the number of murders – that’s 16 fewer murder between January and June of 2013 compared to 2012. Today at the monthly review and reward session, Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie went reviewed the figures from his first six months on office.

Allen Whylie - Commissioner of Police
"Here where we are again we see that we have been very successful in terms of areas in major crimes. We have up to the end of June recorded as 59 murders compared to 75 in this same period in 2012 and I believe that's 21% reduction. Also in terms of rape we've had 12 recorded up to the end of June instead of 18 - that's a 33% reduction. In terms of robbery we've had 135 recorded up the end of June compared to 242 for the same period in 2012 - that's 107 cases less and 44% reduction. In terms of burglary we've had 468 cases recorded compared to 547 cases - that's a 14% reduction. In terms of theft we've had 473 cases recorded compared to 469 cases that's an increase 0.85%. In terms of carnal knowledge we've had 41 cases recorded in comparison to 22 and that's an increase of 86% so I think over all it is showing that the strategies that we have put in place and the implementation that have been done by the regional commander and the formation commander and the work that has been executed by our subordinates - the streets are having the desired effects. I am confident for the other six months we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that this trend continues. "

And, the Northern Zone was rewarded with a one thousand dollar cheque for the best performance for the third consecutive month. Major crime was down 23% in the north.

But over the past six months, it was down the most in the West, where the Cayo district reported a 36% decrease in major crime. For that, the Western formation will receive a Mahindra pickup for deployment in that formation.

Major crime was down in all regions except the south where it increased by 10%.

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#467723 - 07/05/13 09:53 PM Re: Major Crime Continues Downward Trend [Re: Marty]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Wonder how the family and friends of Mike and Donna Hill feel about the Belize criminal justice system?

#467724 - 07/05/13 10:42 PM Re: Major Crime Continues Downward Trend [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Wizardofaahs Offline
Originally Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First
Wonder how the family and friends of Mike and Donna Hill feel about the Belize criminal justice system?
Probably don't feel any different than Jasmin Lowe's family, or the Stewardess from Spain's family, or the Greg Faull family or any or the other victims' of horrible crime in Belize. The authorities should be telling us the percentage of convictions instead of the "crime is down" numbers. What do you think should be happening regarding crime in Belize?
Words have power. Speak it into existence.


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