Thursday, February 9, 2012

65% decrease in murders for January

Statistics released by the Guyana Police Force point to a 65 % decrease in murders for January of this year as compared to the same period last year.
Last year, a total of 17 murders were recorded in comparison to six for the same period this year. Of the six murders, two were of the disorderly type, one was domestic related, while the other three are so far unknown.
For robbery under arms there has been a 4% increase for this year with 74 reports compared to 53 during January 2011. The statistics indicate an increase of 11% in the number of armed robberies involving the use of firearms, and a 113% increase in armed robberies where instruments other than firearms were used by the perpetrators.
In relation to traffic, there has been a 38% reduction in road fatalities for January this year in comparison to January last year, with 8 fatalities this year and 13 last year. January 2012 has also seen significant reductions in relation to the other categories of traffic accidents – serious, minor and damage.

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