Crime will be reduced by 2% in the first 9 months of 2021

Crime across the Bahamas fell by 2% in the first nine months of this year, while homicides increased by 61% and manslaughter increased by 300% compared to the same period last year.

According to Roll, crimes against this person increased by 33% to 583 in 2021 and 439 in 2020.

According to statistics, between January and September, 42 murders were recorded in 2020 and 79 murders were recorded in 2021.

“Fatal gunshot wounds remain the leading cause of death in 75 murders,” Roll said at a news conference.

“We were able to resolve 59 percent of all murders from January to September 2021.”

The number of armed robbers was 209 in 2020, an increase of 51%, compared to 315 in 2021.

Robbery and attempted robbery increased by 8% and 50%, respectively.

“Armed robbery occurred primarily between 7 pm and 10 pm,” Roll said.

“Most armed robbers occurred on the streets just behind the offices and dwellings. Firearms continue to be the weapon of choice for armed robbery missions.”

According to statistics, sexual crimes decreased by 13%, with 151 cases reported in 2020, down from 131 in 2021. This category contains 32 rape reports. 5 reports of attempted rape and 75 reports of illegal sexual intercourse.

Manslaughter also increased by 300%, with three incidents in 2020, but not in the first nine months of 2021.

Crimes against humanity Property

Property crimes were reduced by 8% overall. In 2021, there were 1,816 reports, but in 2020 there were 1,955 reports.

According to Rolle, reports of stolen vehicles increased by 21% and vehicle thefts decreased by 21%.

Home invasion increased by 2 percent.

Robbery has decreased by 50%. Bankruptcy reports decreased by 9%. Crime will be reduced by 2% in the first 9 months of 2021

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