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Murders down by 35% since SOE imposed in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland - Police Commissioner

Major General Antony Anderson
 
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says there has been a 35 per cent reduction in murders since the imposition of the State of Emergency (SOE) in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland.
 
Shootings are down 40 per cent.
 
Additionally, the Police Commissioner said there has been a 55 per cent reduction in murders in the Clarendon and St. Catherine North Divisions.
 
Shootings are also down by 51 per cent. 
 
In St. Andrew South, the commissioner said there was a 22 per cent reduction in murders and 32 per cent reduction in shootings. 
 
Weapons seized
 
Meanwhile, General Anderson said since Wednesday, five hand guns, 84 rounds of ammunition and a hand grenade have been seized under the States of Emergency. 
 
"We've also redeployed some of our CIB assets into these areas, large teams to assist the divisional assets...to do targeted investigations on the gangs and their leaders but also to target where the guns are," he said.                                
 
 
 


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