1,616 murders were recorded in Jamaica during they year 2017.
Of those murders, 335 took place in the parish of St James. However, the tally for total murders could rise as fifty other cases have reportedly been listed as death investigations.
This means 2017 is among the bloodiest years on record.
In the year 2009, 1,683 persons were killed in Jamaica – the highest on record.
2005 was also a year filled with bloodletting with a recorded 1,670 murders.
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