Jamaica’s murder rate declines by 16%

There has been a notable reduction in the number of murders this year in Jamaica.
According to RJR News, National Security Minister Peter Bunting is reporting a 17% reduction in all serious and violent crimes, with murders down 16%.  
Mr. Bunting says year-to-date figures are showing a 22% decline in rape, when compared to last year.  In addition, aggravated assault has declined by 17%; while police fatal shootings have dropped by almost 60%. According to Mr. Bunting, the reduction means 27 fewer persons are dying violently each month this year versus last year.
The National Security Minister noted that Jamaica has experienced a 35 to 40% reduction in all categories of crime over the last five years. 
He made the disclosure on Monday, while addressing the third annual Anti-money Laundering/Counter Financing of  Terrorism Conference in Kingston.
Source: RJR News

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