Between January and March 2012, there were eight robberies reported in the Cayman Islands, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police statistics. Compare that to 24 robberies reported in the same period of 2011.
The years 2010 and 2011 in Cayman saw a record number of robberies at businesses and homes in Grand Cayman.
Overall, news for crime in the Cayman Islands was positive during the first quarter of 2012. Violent crime dropped by nearly five per cent from the year before, while total crime dropped by nearly 12 per cent, according to police reports.
The only serious increases in violent crime occurred in the areas of serious assaults, reports of which went from three in the first quarter of 2011, to eight in the first quarter of this year; and rapes, which rose from one report to eight reports in the same period.
Volume crimes also decreased overall, with the number of domestic assaults and incidents of threatening violence staying about the same while damage to property and common assaults decreased.
Please see the full story in next week’s editions of the Caymanian Compass…