Jamaica’s murder rate up

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday April 4, 2012 – Ten children and 30 women were killed in Jamaica between January 1 and March 31 this year.

According to police statistics, of the ten children killed so far this year, nine were males and one was female. The figures also showed that the number of women killed in that country during the first three months of the year jumped by 36.7 per cent.

Jamaica’s murder rate is presently showing a 12 per cent increase over the same period last year.

Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, has given the assurance that lawmen will be using new techniques to reduce the number of people killed during police operations. The latest recorded incident was that of a 16-year-old girl who was shot by police last recently.

Mr. Ellington and his senior high command were charged with the responsibility of reducing the level of fatal shootings during police operations.  Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)