ASP Jermaine Latibeaudiere, in charged of crime in Trelawny
The Trelawny police are reporting a reduction in almost all crimes across the parish since the start of the year.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Jermaine Latibeaudiere, who is in charge of crime in the parish, says the greatest success is in relation to shootings, which are down by 65 per cent.
There have been six shootings so far this year, compared to 17 shootings in the similar period last year.
In addition, there have been 10 murders so far this year in Trelawny, compared with 11 last year.
There were also seven cases of rape, compared to 12 in the similar period last year.
ASP Latibeaudiere reported a reduction in aggravated assault, with four so far this year, down from 12 during the corresponding period in 2017.
The senior cop said, while the police have significantly reduced the number of property crimes, including break-ins, in the last six weeks, the figures are still lagging behind those for last year.
He has urged residents of the parish to cooperate with the police in their crime fight by providing whatever valuable information they may have.