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Top cop says crime down

Mike King

Top cop says crime down

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Crime in Barbados is down, but there has been an 87 per cent rise in relation to the theft of cellular phones and jewellery.
So says, Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin, who announced today, that crime had plummeted by eight per cent when compared to the corresponding first quarter period for last year.
Speaking at a press conference at his Roebuck Street headquarters, Dottin said there were 2 141 cases of crime for the first quarter this year as compared to 2 324 cases in 2010.
“We have had some significant reduction in some of the most troublesome crimes, an overall reduction of eight per cent,” he said.
Dottin said that residential robbery had been reduced by 28 per cent, commercial burglary by 25 per cent, theft of motor vehicles by 16 per cent and robbery by 13 per cent.
The Commissioner said there was also a slight reduction in the number of homicides. He said there had been eight for the first quarter of this year as compared to seven at the same time for 2010.