CARIBBEAN: Murder toll moves close to 1,000 mark in Jamaica

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CARIBBEAN: Murder toll moves close to 1,000 mark in Jamaica
A Jamaica Observer file photo of police at a crime scene.
A Jamaica Observer file photo of police at a crime scene.
A Jamaica Observer file photo of police at a crime scene.

JAMAICA OBSERVER – Criminals who continue to wreak havoc across the island have now snuffed out the lives of close to 1,000 people since the start of the year.

Statistics gathered by the Jamaica Observer showed that, up to the 14th of October, 981 people have been killed, which is a 25.4 per cent increase in killings when compared to corresponding period last year when 781 murders were recorded.

Statistics show that the parish of St James continues to record the highest number of murders, recording 171 so far, compared to 111 up to October 14 last year.

Clarendon follows closely behind with 107 murders, compared to 71 last year this time.

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  1. Lucia any better???? Hmm let's see the last time someone was murdered in Lucia. With a population of less than 183 thousand and Jamaica population of 2.7 million plus, the rate Lucians killing by 2045 no one gonna be left on the island. For every 5 thousand Lucians someone gonna be murdered by the end of the year, shocking stats. Check your stats, St. Luica has one of the highest murder rates in the Caribbean Islands. It also has one of the worst records for solving homicides so you wonder why people get away with murder. Bring back hanging and you will see the decline in murders.

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