Press Release - Crime and Traffic Statistics Update May 2015

21 May, 2015

Statistics reveal that a 6% increase in serious crime has been recorded for this year unto Monday May 18, 2015, in comparison to the same period in 2014.

The serious crimes include Murder, Robbery under Arms, Robbery with Violence, Robbery with Aggravation, Larceny from the Person, Break and Enter and Larceny, Burglary, Rape and Kidnapping.

60 murders have been recorded for this year unto May 18, 2015, in comparison to 56 for the similar period last year, an increase of 7%.

Unto May 18, 2015, Robbery under Arms overall has decreased by 15% in comparison to the same period in 2014. The statistics indicate an 18% decrease in the number of Armed Robberies involving the use of firearms and an 11% decrease in Armed Robbery where instruments other than firearms were used by the perpetrators.

The offence of Rape has shown an increase of 70% unto May 18, 2015, in comparison to the same period in 2014, while Burglary has decreased by 11%.

Investigations are continuing into the murder of Ramesh Puran who was shot and killed during and Armed Robbery at Belvedere Squatting Area, Berbice, on May 14, 2015.

Three men have been arrested and questioned by the police. Two of them have since been released as the investigations continue.

Investigations are also continuing into the murder of Sean Anyes of “D” Field, Sophia, who was shot and killed during an Armed Robbery at his home on May 01, 2015.

A man had been arrested and questioned by the police and later released. The investigations are continuing.

In relation to Traffic unto yesterday May 20, 2015, there have been 41 road fatalities from 32 accidents compared to 43 road fatalities from 40 accidents during the similar period in 2014.

Congnisant of the prevailing rains, the Guyana Police Force is urging motorists and other road users to exercise greater care and attention as they use the roadways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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