Figures from the Jamaica Constabulary Force show that murders are on the rise in 2020.
Between January 1 and January 15, forty nine persons were killed compared to 38 during the same time period in 2019.
Up to yesterday, thirty eight shootings were recorded, compared to 37 during the corresponding period in 2019.
Figures from the JCF show a decrease in other crimes so far this year.
No case of larceny has yet been reported so far this year compared to last year this time when 7 were reported.
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