Jamaica recorded lowest rate of crime victimization and feelings of insecurity in the Americas, last year
Although crime remains a top concern for citizens, Jamaica recorded the lowest rate of crime victimization and feelings of insecurity in the Americas, last year.
That’s according to the Public Attitudes about Crime and Security in Jamaica: Findings from the Americas Barometer Survey.
The findings were revealed during a presentation at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters, in St. Andrew, today (December 7).
According to the survey, Jamaica has a crime victimization rate of 7 per cent, followed by Guyana at 11 per cent.
Mexico recorded the highest rate of 32 per cent.
Similarly, just 18 per cent of Jamaicans feel in-secure, compared to the next lowest rate of 28 per cent in Guyana.
Haiti recorded the highest at 65 per cent.
Some 20 countries were surveyed.
The report noted that, while Jamaicans are concerned about the issue of crime in a broad sense, the country appears to be doing relatively well in comparison to others in the region.
Speaking following the presentation Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said while the results may come as a surprise to some Jamaicans, the findings are what they are.