Judy and I went on a cruise in 1995 stopping in Jamaica and then Grand Cayman. We vowed never to return to Jamaica since we did not feel safe there, but we have returned to Grand Cayman each year since then. We have even purchased property on the Islands.
Unfortunately, if the current rise in crime continues, we may have to rethink our plan to retire on the Islands or even continue our trips.
Maybe someone on the Islands needs to figure out where the majority of the perpetrators a coming from ie; the citizens or foreigners and then take the appropriate steps to curb the increase in crime. Kind of like making sure your screen door is closed when the bad bugs are flying around.