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  • 12 October, 2016

 

PRESS RELEASE
 
 
The Guyana Police Force has recorded a 21/% decrease in serious crimes at the end of September, 2016, relative to the same period last year.
 
There was a 9% reduction in reports of murder; a 5% decrease in gun-related robberies; a 17% decrease in armed robberies where other instruments were used; a 15% decrease in robberies where no instruments were used; a 25% decrease in Robbery With Violence; a 4% decrease in Robbery With Aggravation; a 33% decrease in Larceny from the Person; a 19% decrease in Rape; a 13% decrease in Burglary and a 21% decrease in Break and Enter and Larceny respectively.
 
Sixty-seven illegal firearms were seized which includes 29 pistols, 21 revolvers, and 17 shotguns.
 
The consistent and continuous reduction in all of the above listed serious crimes, is an indication that the strategies are working well, have yielded and will continue to yield positive results, thereby assuring all citizens that their collaborative effort in partnering with law enforcement is vital.
 
Exposure to training both locally and internationally continues to be a priority at all levels of the Force. From January to September of this year, ninety-seven officers and other ranks benefitted from overseas training in all aspect of policing as previously stated but now includes a) Training to combat human trafficking for Judicial Authorities b) Victim identification, referral and assistance and c) Public Corruption and Ethics.
 
The Cops and Faith Community Network continues to be of significant assistance to the Force in their mandate as was alluded to, in our August month release. In terms of Juvenile Offenders, they have now dealt with three hundred and eighty nine males and one hundred and thirty-four females who have been spared the indignity of the Criminal Justice System, due to their intervention between the Complainants/Reporters, Victims and Police.
 
In respect of Traffic Management, there is an increase, in road fatalities, with One hundred deaths recorded at the end of September, which is ten more than the same period last year. It must be noted however, that had it not been for the operationalising of “Operation Safeway” in Mid-September, that number would have likely been higher. There was a reduction in serious and minor accidents by 12.2% and 9% respectively.
Traffic Enforcement is continuous country –Wide with “Operation Safeway” already creating an impact on the operators of all classes of vehicles. Special emphasis is placed on speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and the other areas of concern, in order to reduce the carnage on our roads.
 
‘Operation Safeway’ September 15 to October 11, 2016
 
Since this initiative was launched there has been an overall decrease in all categories of accidents.
 
Fatal accidents decreased by 44.4%
Serious        “      “     “      “   46%
Minor         “       “      “     “   32.1%
Damage       “    “      “       “   36.1%
 
Five thousand four hundred and three (5,403) cases have been recorded, thus far: 1,712 persons were charged with speeding; 2669 persons were tested for alcohol and 392 were found to be above the limit and were charged with D.U.I; 352 were tested by night and 40 were tested by day.
 
SPEEDING CASES AS PER DIVISION
Division
Traffic H/Q
‘A’
‘B’
‘C’
‘D’
‘E’
‘F’
‘G’
Total
Amount
47
553
640
224
115
82
Nil
51
1,712
 
D.U.I CASES AS PER DIVISION (DAY&NIGHT)
 
Division
Traffic H/Q
‘A’
‘B’
‘C’
‘D’
‘E’
‘F’
‘G’
Total
 
 
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
D
N
 
4
26
9
78
13
61
4
50
7
52
1
20
1
31
1
34
40
352
Amount
30
87
74
54
59
21
32
35
392
 
The Guyana Police Force has charged 54, 097 persons with traffic offences so far this year. This includes 20,189 for speeding of which 8,947 have been fined; 1,406 for driving under the influence of alcohol of which 719 have been fined and 6 reprimanded and discharged; 2, 338 for overloaded minibus of which 966 have been fined; and 554 for using cell phone while driving of which 309 have been fined.

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