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AG: Crime down, despite murder rate

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

AG: Crime down, despite murder rate

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Barbados has seen a 3.3 per cent reduction in crime.

That is according to figures presented last Friday by Attorney General Dale Marshall and Acting Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce during the Force’s annual conference at Solidarity House.

The theme was Community Engagement – Framework for 2020 Policing Action.

The efforts of the Royal Barbados Police Force to combat crime have not gone unnoticed. Provisional figures for reported crimes stood at 7 660 in 2019 when compared with 7 921 in 2018,” Marshall said during his feature address.

The Attorney General said while the outcome may not register with Barbadians in circumstances where a record number of murders were committed, there was evidence to suggest at the root of many criminal offences was a pervasive drug culture. (RA)

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