And while senior police officers got to hear from the media today, one of them, the officer in charge of the Northern Zone, also got a big up from police. Senior Superintendent of Police Joseph Myvette, who heads the Northern Zone received a cheque for a thousand dollars for the best performance in reducing Major Crimes during the month of April.

In Belmopan this afternoon, Police Minister John Saldivar also presented Myvette with a Certificate of Award for the best performance by the Orange Walk Formation for the same period.

Those crime statistics still show 2013 outpacing 2012 for murders there have been 41 up to the end of April, 2013.

Up to the end of March 2013, reports of Robbery, Burglary and Theft were down when compared to the same period in 2012, while rape was unchanged and carnal knowledge went up.

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