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Murder rate ‘still among the lowest’

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Murder rate ‘still among the lowest’

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BARBADOS’ MURDER RATE IS STILL AMONG THE LOWEST in the entire Caribbean and the country remains one of the safest in the region.
That was the declaration of the Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite as he reported on the current state of crime in the country while piloting a bill in the House of Assembly yesterday to validate the actions of the Police Complaints Authority since October 2011 when the appointments of two members had expired.
Giving statistics on murders in the country, he said in 2012 there had been 21 murders which was a decline from the 27 killings reported in 2011 and that was down from the 37 committed in 2010.
In addition, the Attorney General and Home Affairs Minister told the House that the Royal Barbados Police Force was able to clear up 18 of the 21 murders reported last year.
That success he described as tremendous work by law enforcers. (GE)