More Work to be Done Despite Dip In Crime


Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says despite recent reductions in major crimes across the country, Jamaica’s crime problem isn’t reflective of normal times.

According to the latest statistics from the Constabulary, there’s been an almost 20-percent decrease in major crimes since the start of the year.

Commissioner Anderson there’s still some way to go before the nation hits what he calls a tipping point where behaviours will change to keep crime down.

He says although we’re trending in the right direction, there’s work to be done.

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The vast majority crime in Jamaica is caused by gangs.

Commissioner Anderson says the Constabulary is targeting all players in gangs from recruitment to financiers to eradicate them.

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William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.