Police: Cayman’s robberies way down

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The most recent police crime report indicates good news for Cayman’s recent problem with armed robberies.

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…

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A robbery suspect is pictured getting into a vehicle following a heist at Scotiabank in downtown George Town. Despite this high-profile incident, Cayman’s robbery reports have declined sharply in recent months. Photo: File


  1. If robberies are way down, then one can assume that one of the people committing these crimes is in jail. They didn’t just decide to turn over a new leaf and find an honest job. So, who has been incarcerated since those crimes slowed down? Put 2 and 2 together.

  2. I support our police and most of what happens is not their fault. I am not buying that crime is down but the viciousness is way up and our leader has never addressed the problem front on. To me, that is a failure of leadership at the very top.

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