Twenty-seven people murdered across the island over the week of June 24 to 30
Twenty-seven more people were murdered across the island over the week of June 24 to June 30, this year.
That’s according to the latest crime statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
The data show that between January 1 and June 24, 628 murders were recorded.
However, by last Friday June 30, that number jumped to 655.
All divisions have recorded murders to date, with St. James leading the tally with 97, followed by Westmoreland with 63.
States of Emergency were recently declared for both parishes.
Meanwhile, there were declines in rapes, robberies, and break-ins.
Cases of rape had a 23 per cent reduction.
Robberies went down by 111, from 478 to 367, while break-ins decreased by 61, from 517 to 456.