Murders up 3 per cent
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police statistics indicate that murders have gone up by three per cent for the first seven months of this year when compared to the corresponding period last year.
Six hundred and fourteen murders were committed between January 1 and July 31 this year, 16 more than the 598 reported murders of the corresponding period in 2011. A total 905 persons were murdered over the corresponding period in 2010.
The police also reported that 623 persons were shot and injured in the first seven months of this year, 14 per cent less than the 725 shootings reported for the corresponding period in 2011.