Jury out on cause of crime
THE JURY IS still out out on whether the crime situation in Barbados has anything to do with the current recession.
Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce stated this while addressing a seminar held by the Urban Development Commission, titled Violence As A Concept – Individual, Family And Community.
“There is still the problem with the cash for gold market. Though legal it can influence wrong behaviours,” Boyce told participants at the UDC headquarters on Bridge Street.
“Some people can snatch your gold and go and sell it in order to get some quick money. There is also a problem where people are going after scrap metal and copper from various places across the island,” Boyce stated. (RL)