Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

ST JAMES has recorded al­most twice the num­ber of mur­ders com­mit­ted in any other po­lice di­vi­sion since the start of this year.

Of­fi­cial po­lice fig­ures for the pe­riod Jan­uary 1 to Septem­ber 23 show 195 mur­ders in St James, which comes close to dou­bling the 107 mur­ders recorded in Claren­don, which is se­cond on the list of blood­i­est po­lice di­vi­sions.

In fact, St James, even with­out the three mur­ders recorded at the week­end, ac­counts for more than 21 per cent of the 919 mur­ders across the en­tire is­land since the start of the year.

Septem­ber has so far been a par­tic­u­larly bloody month for St James with 32 per­sons killed in the first 23 days, up from 15 for the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod last year. Worst po­lice di­vi­sions Jan 1-Sept 23, 2016 St James 199 Claren­don 107 St Cather­ine North 86 Westmoreland 70 St Cather­ine South 61 Kingston West 53 St Andrew South 51 St Andrew Cen­tral 40

Best po­lice di­vi­sions Jan 1-Sept 23, 2016

Port­land 6 St Thomas 14 St El­iz­a­beth 18 Trelawny 18 St Ann 20

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