Nearly 1,000 Persons Killed So Far This Year

After ending  2014 with the lowest number of murders in over a decade (1005), recent statistics are showing that nearly 1,000 persons have been killed in Jamaica so far this year.

According to the statistics gathered by the Observer,  981 people have been murdered leading up to October 14th, 2015.

This represents a 25.4 per cent increase in killings when compared to corresponding period last year when 781 murders were recorded.

  

St James continues to lead the way having recorded 171 murders so far compared to 111 during the same period last year.

Clarendon trails not too far behind with 107 murders compared to 71 for the same period last year.

Hanover has witnessed a huge spike in killings with 54 murders so far this year compared to 30 last year for the same length of time.

Police have linked criminals involved in the lotto scam with the majority of the murders committed in the western parishes.

four Jamaicans killed in 12 hour period
via jamaica-gleaner.com

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