Stats show crime dipped slightly in 2011

Crime statistics released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Friday indicated that both serious and volume crimes declined slightly during 2011, when compared to 2010.
 
The 2011 police records also indicate a massive drop in the number of traffic offences recorded by the RCIPS. In 2010, there were nearly 9,000 offences reported on local roads by the police. Last year, that number dropped to less than 4,500 – a 50 per cent drop.
 
The number of traffic accidents stayed about the same, but DUI and seatbelt offences dipped sharply; by 21 per cent and 73 per cent respectively when comparing 2011 to 2010.
 
As far as crime goes, the number of reported burglaries dropped from 544 in 2010 to 515 in 2011. Reported assaults doubled between 2010 and 2011.
 
Robberies, which saw a major rise in 2010 stayed about the same in 2011. There was actually one fewer robbery reported last year than in 2010, but 2010 robbery reports were believed to represent a record for the Cayman Islands.
 
There were six murder cases investigated in 2011, compared to five in 2010.
 
Volume crimes dipped slightly with damage to property reports rising significantly, but threatening violence, common assaults and domestic violence reports all dropped; leading to a five per cent overall drop in those types of crime.
 
Drug related arrests increased just slightly during 2011. 
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  1. Funny how suddenly this is reported just when there’s ANOTHER missing person investigation going around. Convenient. This is a scary scary island, with so much unsolved crime it seems ludicrous. The ridiculous culture of everyone knowing who shot whom, who broke into whose house, etc, sending BBMs around about it but refusing to report to the police is utterly insane. Yes the police work hard and have limited resources, but it’s about time the government stepped up and fixed that. If this crime situation gets out of control, all those who bring wealth to the island will leave. Then the crime will increase even more and you will end up looking like Jamaica. But not as pretty.

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