Bunting says false sense of reduction in criminal activities given with exclusion of cyber crimes and lottery scamming from crime report
The Opposition People’s National Party, (PNP) says the exclusion of incidents such as cyber crimes and lottery scamming from the major crimes report released by the police, creates a false sense of a reduction in criminal activities.
The police provide statistics for murders, shootings, injuries, rape, robberies and break-ins and last year, the total number of incidents were 4, 555, down from 5, 098 in 2022.
However, former PNP spokesman on National Security, Senator Peter Bunting says if cyber crimes and lottery scamming related activities were included in the data, the number would be higher.
He says polls reveal that Jamaicans feel less safer than they did years ago.
He was speaking during a PNP press conference on Monday.