January 17, 2023
REGIONAL: Jamaica records 32 murders for 2023 so far

Up to Saturday, January 14, Jamaica had recorded a total of 32 murders so far for the year.

The information came out of the latest serious crime statistics published by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The 32 homicides for the period represent a decrease of 56 per cent when compared to the corresponding period in 2022.

The police division with the most murders is St James with five, followed by Clarendon and Manchester with four murders each.

The statistics also show a reduction in shootings, injured persons, rape and robberies.

Break-ins however are on par year-on-year.

In 2022, the country recorded 1,498 murders.