61 murders since Jan. 1

January 24, 2023
Police use yellow tape to secure the area after a woman was shot and killed in Mona Commons, St Andrew, in July.

The police have announced that 61 persons have been murdered since the start of the year.

This represents a 47 per cent reduction when compared to the same period in 2022, which at the time was 116 murders. 

According to the latest serious crime statistics published by the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the St James, St Andrew South and Clarendon police divisions recorded seven murders each as at January 22, 2023. 

Westmoreland, Kingston Western, St Catherine South and Manchester have five murders. 

There are no reports of murder in Trelawny, St. Andrew Central and Portland. 

There is a reduction in shootings, injured persons, rape and robberies. 

Break-ins are on par year on year. 

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