BLOODY ST JAMES
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