Police: Robberies up, overall crime plummets

Although robberies have more than doubled, overall crime has fallen massively in the first four months of 2011 when compared to the previous year. 

The latest crime figures released Thursday by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reveal that from 1 January, 2011 to 1 May, 2011, 113 fewer serious crimes were committed than in that same period of 2010. Serious crime has fallen about 36 per cent so far this year.

Total crime has fallen just more than 27 per cent. Police Commissioner David Baines said this equates to 334 fewer crimes in
the first four months of 2011, compared to the same period last year.

In the serious crime category, the majority of crimes including
aggravated burglary, burglary,  attempted murder and murder, have
fallen.

Robberies increased from 12 reports in the first four months of 2010 to 27 in the first four months of this year.

Please see the full story in Friday’s editions of the Caymanian Compass…. 

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