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Crime Down 2%, Crimes Against Person Up 25%

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Overall crime in the country is down, according to Commissioner Of Police Paul Rolle, who revealed that crime against the person is up by more than 25-percent. He gave the latest statistics during a press briefing this morning.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Overall crime in the country is down, according to Commissioner Of Police Paul Rolle, who revealed that crime against the person is up by more than 25-percent. He gave the latest statistics during a press briefing this morning. Kyle Walkine has the breakdown. ', 740, 416, 'my_frame');  


Police Commissioner Paul Rolle says the two percent drop in overall crime may seem insignificant, but it is a shift in the right direction in the fight against crime. However, crime against the person is up a whopping 26 percent. One of the murders not solved, however, the Jerome Avenue Massacre in April that left six men dead and a toddler fighting for her life. According to Rolle, they have identified suspects. Some of whom may have fled the country. Armed robberies are also up with 317 incidents so far this year Sexual offenses are down 13 percent, crimes against property are down seven percent, while housebreakings are down 4 percent and cybercrime is down 29 percent. It’s been a busy year for officers so far arresting over 13,800 people for major and minor offences. Of that number, 5,713 have already been charged. Then there were the drug busts. As for complaints against police, there was a four percent decrease. For Our News, I’m Kyle Walkine.

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