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.

11 Responses to Crime down, murders up

  1. melisa April 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    why do the police always say that murders have been solved when there has not been a conviction cause in few years time many of the accused men are found not guilty in court and those murders cases remain closed. a case should only ever be solved after someone has been convicted

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  2. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter April 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    And what is the definition of crime?

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  3. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don April 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Yah see this is what happens when you raise University fees.. You get stupid headlines like these.

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  4. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall April 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    It basically means that statistically the overall percentage of crime is down, however the amount of murders for this same period last year compared to this year is more.

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  5. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne April 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    If overall crime was 100 cases and murders was 25 out of the hundred, now you hv 50 murders and 75 total crimes

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  6. PhatKat Kalonji
    PhatKat Kalonji April 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Crime down overall but murder rate is up overall #geesh..what is so hard to understand about that?

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  7. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua April 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Really….has murder become a joke now…the person who wrote this headline should be charge with the crime of killing journalism ..

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  8. Jon Near
    Jon Near April 7, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Crime is down on the whole as a figure but crimes attributed to murder have risen.

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  9. Jon Near
    Jon Near April 7, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Crime is down on the whole as a figure but crimes attributed to murder have risen.

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  10. Tony Waterman August 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I wish that OUR Persons who are in Control of Certain Institutions in Barbados, would step back and thing of what they are about to say before saying it, just to make SURE that whatever it is Makes Sense, Grammatically and otherwise.

    REPORT:-Police are today reporting a 22 per cent dip in crime so far this year compared to the same period last year.

    QUOTE by Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Erwin Boyce. “”there has been an increase in the number of murders and aggravated burglaries.””

    Is it Possible for this Reporter from Barbados Today to Have an Audience with the Acting Assistant Commissioner Of the RBPF, and get us a RATIONAL Explanation of this type of DRIVEL??
    and whilst you are at it, can you get him to explain to us FOOLS, WHAT IS HIS DEFINITION OF CRIME

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