Crime down, murders up
Police are today reporting a 22 per cent dip in crime so far this year compared to the same period last year.
However, the acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Erwin Boyce, told the relaunch of a neighbourhood watch programme in Atlantic Shores Christ Church a short while ago there has been an increase in the number of murders and aggravated burglaries.
He said five murders had been recorded so far this year, compared to four for the corresponding period last year. Of the five, Boyce said four had already been solved.
Boyce spoke against the backdrop of a report received by lawmen around 4:30pm today which said that the body of an elderly man had been discovered on the premises of St Mary’s Church in the city. However, lawmen said it was too early to say whether it was result of foul play; therefore police were treating it as an unnatural death.