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Under control!

Antoinette Connell

Under control!

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ACTING Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith is assuring the country that crime is under control.

This, as the police embarked on a high-speed chase yesterday tracking two wanted men declared armed and dangerous.

The high-noon drama unfolded on the border of St George and Christ Church yesterday hours after a crime update from Commissioner Griffith in which he said crime overall had dropped and violent crime had decreased by 41 per cent.

By the end of the day, police had struck two names off its wanted list and seized a power-packing sub-machine gun.

At his first major Press event since moving into the Commissioner’s seat in June, Griffith, flanked by Acting Assistant Commissioners Erwin Boyce, Mark Thompson, Eucklyn Thompson and Inspector Leila Boyce, said that predatory crime, robberies and similar offences plummeted 41 per cent from 833  in 2013 to 489 up to September this year.

In 2012 there were 6 878 reported cases and 6 607 in 2013. (AC)