Rape, Larceny & Aggravated Assault on the Rise

Rape, larceny and aggravated assault are up across the eight police divisions that make up Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine.

That’s according to crime statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, covering the first 41 days of this year.

Larceny increased 12 fold in the Corporate Area between January 1 and February 10 this year when compared to the corresponding period last year.

There’ve been 13 reported cases in Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine when compared to the corresponding period in 2017. But there are 16 reported cases of larceny across the rest of the country so far this year when compared to 34 over the same period last year.

There are also 24 reported cases of rape up to this point this year when compared to 23 for the corresponding period in 2017.

The St. Catherine South police division leads the country in rapes, recording eight so far this year; two more than the corresponding period last year.

There have been 15 reported cases of aggravated assault in the Corporate Area so far this year when compared to 10 incidents up to the same point last year. But there’s an overall national decline of more than 53-percent.

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