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No crime crisis!


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CERTAIN CRIMES, particularly murder, are on the up, but the situation has not yet reached crisis stage.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce gave Barbadians this assurance as he addressed the National Strategic Consultation On The Social Response To Crime In Barbados conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday.

“The Royal Barbados Police Forces sees the recent crime events in Barbados as a major cause of concern . . . . However, we do not believe by the stretch of the imagination that we are in a crime crisis,” he said.

Boyce said the 12 murders (nine males and three females) and over 15 reports of shootings for the year were unprecedented, but serious crime rates had fallen within the past few years. (SB)

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