RISE IN MUR­DER

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Be­tween 1756 and 1856, there were 466 homi­cides, an av­er­age of fewer than five per year

From 1880 to 1915, the num­ber of mur­ders av­er­aged be­low 20 per year

Be­tween 1915 and 1958, the num­bers rose to be­tween 25 and 30 per year

– Taken from Jonathan Dalby’s study ‘Crime and Pun­ish­ment in Ja­maica

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