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Police: COVID led to drop in crime in 2020

Cayman recorded a 12.8% drop in overall crime last year, partly due to the islands being under strict COVID-19 restrictions for three months and a corresponding increase in police presence, according to the 2020 crime statistics which were released today (12 May).

Police: Crime drops by a third during COVID-19 crisis

Overall crime in the Cayman Islands fell by nearly a third while COVID-19 hard and soft curfew restrictions were in place between the last week of March and the end of May, according to statistics released Friday by police.

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NEW: After four-year decline, burglaries back on rise

Burglaries at homes and businesses rose nearly 20 percent last year while attempted break-ins went up more than 30 percent, according to new statistics released by Cayman police.

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Robberies rise, burglaries decrease

Robberies increased by more than 60 percent while reported burglaries dropped by some 34 percent, according to half-year crime statistics that represent a mixed bag for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

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