Well Over 900 Murders In Less Than 8 Months
Figures from the Jamaica Constabulary Force indicate that well over 900 persons were killed across the island during the period January 1 and August 12, 2017.
This is 184 more than the figure recorded during the corresponding period in 2016.
St James recorded 184 murders during the period with 160 in St Andrew and 137 in St. Catherine.
112 murders were reported during the period in Kingston.
Westmoreland follows Kingston with 88 with Clarendon recording 84 murders.
Portland, the only parish with a single digit tally so far this year recorded four murders between January one and August 12. Of the total number of persons killed, 35 were children.
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