At Least 119 Murders in 48 days in Jamaica!

We have just passed the halfway mark in the second month of the year and at least 119 persons have already been murdered in Jamaica. 

The Jamaica Constabulary Force provided the following breakdown of the murders in its latest crime statistics:

Between January 1 and February 15 there were 119 reported murders.

There were 74 reported murders in January and 45 this month up to last Saturday, with Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, St James and Clarendon accounting for 87 of the total.

  

According to the police 61 per cent of the murders are gang related, while 26 per cent were committed by persons not affiliated to a gang.

Despite these terrifying numbers, the statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force show that murders decreased by 10 per cent over the six-week period when compared with the 132 recorded for the corresponding period in 2013.

number of murders in Jamaica 2014

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Evon Bennett
7 years ago

When i think about these fools who say they are bad boys going around like Zombies eating brains i have to wonder how they feel when they sit on the blocks with their friends knowing that they are part of the problem why Jamaica cant get back to its former Glory. they are no bad boy they are fools, any fool can pull a trigger, so they are nothing but a fool with a gun, real badman deal with money and love their community. The Government need to legalize lynching so that we can organize the community to get rid… Read more »

Evon Bennett
6 years ago

When i think about these fools who say they are bad boys going around like Zombies eating brains i have to wonder how they feel when they sit on the blocks with their friends knowing that they are part of the problem why Jamaica cant get back to its former Glory. they are no bad boy they are fools, any fool can pull a trigger, so they are nothing but a fool with a gun, real badman deal with money and love their community. The Government need to legalize lynching so that we can organize the community to get rid… Read more »