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Survey shows crime down


Survey shows crime down

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A crime survey is showing that the public is satisfied with the police while latest crime figures show a 20 per cent decline in reported crimes.

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite QC yesterday said that in a survey commissioned earlier this year, 63 per cent of the individuals interviewed said they were very satisfied with the work of the Police Force.

“Not surprisingly there is concern about gun violence, there is concern about drug selling and robbery . . . . We’ve been reading about it . . . we’ve been hearing and seeing more that involves firearms and that should alarm all of us,” he said.

Brathwaite, speaking during the second reading of the Evidence Amendment Bill 2014 in the House of Assembly, revealed the crime figures up to November 22 and the partial results of the survey were still being analysed.

Up to last week there were 6 526 reported cases of crime, down from 7 893 for the same period last year. So far this year there were 22 killings compared to 23 up to this point last year. (AC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.