Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams says he’s becoming increasingly fearful that the gains made in the fight against murders last year will be reversed this year.
There has been a 20-percent increase in murders over the first eight months this year, when compared to the corresponding period last year.
Commissioner Williams says figures presented to him on Monday this week, show that there’ve been 1-hundred-and-34 more murders over the first 242 days this year, when compared to the corresponding period last year.
He says he’s genuinely concerned by the increase in murders.
The Police Commissioner says at this rate, the Constabulary will miss this year’s target of keeping the number of homicides below last year’s number.
Commissioner Williams says the spike in murders is due mainly to gang warfare.
Despite the gloomy picture, Commissioner Williams is assuring the nation that the Police will meet some of its crime reduction targets by the end of the year.