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    SVG: Crime Statics

    I mean it's only fair right?

    We can do a Comparative analysis.

    Crime peaked in 1997
    Kingstown, St, Vincent -- March 10, 2007 -- www.thevincentian.com; by Dayle Da Silva

    Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Acting Superintendent Eckron Lockhart has once again reassured members of the general public that crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues to decrease.

    “Time and time again, we have been hearing distorted comments and figures,” Lockhart said. According to the CID’s top cop, figures over the last 10 years clearly indicate a decrease in criminal activity.

    Figures coming out of the Criminal
    Records Office (CRO), the sole agents for compiling crime statistics in the country, show that crime peaked in 1997 with 10,228 crimes being committed. The following year, the number stood at 9,678.

    There was an increase in 2001. However, the statistics reveal a steady decline since then. Last year, the figures stood at 7,096. “The figures speak for themselves, that crime has been decreasing,” Lockhart explained. He urged the public to “accept” the figures as they were. The issue of crime will always be there, he said.

    Recognizing that crime prevention involves everyone, Lockhart advised, “What is needed is for everyone to get together; the government, Police and civil society must get together to bring policies and strategies to rid us of crime and violence.”


    Crime Statistics in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinjer View Post
    I mean it's only fair right?

    We can do a Comparative analysis.

    Crime peaked in 1997
    Kingstown, St, Vincent -- March 10, 2007 -- www.thevincentian.com; by Dayle Da Silva

    Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Acting Superintendent Eckron Lockhart has once again reassured members of the general public that crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues to decrease.

    “Time and time again, we have been hearing distorted comments and figures,” Lockhart said. According to the CID’s top cop, figures over the last 10 years clearly indicate a decrease in criminal activity.

    Figures coming out of the Criminal
    Records Office (CRO), the sole agents for compiling crime statistics in the country, show that crime peaked in 1997 with 10,228 crimes being committed. The following year, the number stood at 9,678.

    There was an increase in 2001. However, the statistics reveal a steady decline since then. Last year, the figures stood at 7,096. “The figures speak for themselves, that crime has been decreasing,” Lockhart explained. He urged the public to “accept” the figures as they were. The issue of crime will always be there, he said.

    Recognizing that crime prevention involves everyone, Lockhart advised, “What is needed is for everyone to get together; the government, Police and civil society must get together to bring policies and strategies to rid us of crime and violence.”


    Crime Statistics in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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    Murder rate ‘worrying’ says St Vincent Police Commissioner


    Monday, December 6, 2004

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its 25th homicide for the year last Tuesday when police discovered the bullet riddled body of a well known taxi driver, Pete Joseph, 42, in Cane Hall.

    Calling Joseph's murder "a worrying sign," the country's Commissioner of Police, William Harry, has voiced serious concern over the growing number of homicides occurring in the country.

    In addressing members of the media at a press briefing, Harry revealed that police officers were responding to a call in Fountain late Monday night when they came upon Joseph's car which had some 9 bullet holes in it.

    According to Commissioner Harry, the police returned on Tuesday morning and, during their investigations, discovered Joseph's body, which had sustained a total of six bullet wounds.

    A Caribbean Net News probe, including several calls to the police, revealed that Joseph received a bullet wound to the head, which appeared to have been fired at close range.

    Commissioner Harry, in calling the murders senseless, revealed that, of the 25 homicides for 2005, thirteen involved the use of firearms. He went on to note that there were 12 murders in 2003 and in comparison he described this year's tally as "alarming." He has since issued a stern warning to the nation that persons with a criminal intent, and those bent on disturbing the tranquility of the nation will be dealt with.

    "We cannot make criminals push us into a corner," he said.

    Meanwhile, Caribbean Net New has been reliably informed that of the 25 homicides for the year, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines police have been able to solve eighteen.

    It was only recently that capital punishment came back as a talking point when Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves voiced his support for measures to stop criminals "holding any sway" in the country.

    He made the comments during a recent debate dealing with the Firearm Amendment Act, which will bring into law stiffer penalties for those found with such weapons.

    In making reference to the high number of homicides in the country this year, Gonsalves noted that once a prisoner's appeal process has been completed, his government would not hold back to impose the law as it relates to capital punishment.

    Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Mike Brown said that the Prime Minister’s comments have come within the context of the rising violent crime in the country.

    Caribbean Net News: Murder rate ‘worrying’ says St Vincent Police Commissioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinky eyes View Post
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    girl...plenty...

    how's the research coming along?

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    Are you making fun of other Islands with crime problems ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinjer View Post
    girl...plenty...

    how's the research coming along?
    Good, I will give you a book ah mean pm report when I'm done. lol
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    Crimes Decline in St. Vincent & Grenadines

    10 murders this year, compared to 26 last year

    Kingstown---14 Sept. 2006---Despite claims in certain quarters of an upsurge in crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Assistant Superintendent Ekron Lockhart, says there is a steady decline.

    During an interview with THE VINCENTIAN, the CID chief said the records show a steady decline in crime over the past five years.

    Although 28 murders were recorded in 2004, the highest count over the past 15 years, ASP Lockhart noted that in 2001, 10,067 crimes were reported, which fell to 7,834 this year. Ten murders have been recorded so far this year in contrast to last year’s toll of 26.

    The top CID cop said last year there was an overall decrease of 9% in relation to 2004 and the records up to July this year are also showing a 9% reduction.

    Lockhart cited the factors mainly responsible for the decline in the crime rate as more training in specialized areas, reduced response time, facilitated Town Hall meetings and consultations, encouraging neighbourhood watches, more police patrols and increased public relations.

    The CID Chief underscored that the public has more confidence in the police and is more co-operative. He is urging them to “continue supporting the police in our effort to keep the crime rate down,” and assured “the public can look forward to more prevention measures from the police in our effort to keep the crime rate down.”

    Lockhart recalled that, over the past 15 years, the worst years for crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were 1996 and 1997 when the crime rate exceeded 10,000, with the highest being 10,228 in 1997. Most of the crimes recorded within that period were assaults, wounding, burglaries and theft.

    Lockhart however, stressed that, although 1997 was the record breaking year for crime, six murders, the lowest murder count was recorded within that period.

    The senior cop believes that the prevalence of firearms and drug related activities were the major factors responsible for the skyrocketing murder rate in 2004 and 2005.

    Source: thevincentian.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Murderer View Post
    Are you making fun of other Islands with crime problems ?
    *gasp* Why would you think that!!! Crime is prevalent everywhere!!!! I'm just reminding the Vincentian population on here so that those coming home for Vincy Mas will take precaution against everything that's going on. Looking for more recent figures though...brb


    Quote Originally Posted by chinky eyes View Post
    Good, I will give you a book ah mean pm report when I'm done. lol
    nice!!!! I'm going to read Decline Fall of the Roman Empire again....refresh meh memory...the discussions on here made me wanna go back and dig deeper

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    smaller islands better have less crime

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    lol ... kool

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    Finally!!!!!!!






    Drug testing unit is here

    Drug dealers have been warned. Beware! This country now has its own drug testing (forensic) laboratory.

    The new facility, located at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, was officially commissioned on Friday April 17, and according to officials, it now means a turnaround time of two weeks for drugs to be tested.

    It also means that a lot of time will not be spent on sending samples to Trinidad or Barbados and having to wait their return, often delayed.

    This is not good news for those charged with drugs possession and trafficking charges; it translates into a shortened duration of time in which to convict individuals involved in the drug trade.

    Lorraine Alleyne, Deputy Director at the Barbados Forensics Center, added that the new facility also serves as an intelligence unit for local law enforcement authorities, in the detection of new methods of concealing drugs.

    For the first six months, simultaneous testing will be conducted with the lab in Barbados, as the SVG operation works through its teething problems.

    “This has been a long time in coming,” Sir Vincent Beache, National Security Advisor, said at the brief ceremony.

    Beache said that plans for such a facility were in the pipeline from as far back as the days when he served in the capacity as Minister of National Security.

    The EC $1.5M facility now puts an end to the occasional discrepancies which resulted in drug related cases being thrown out of court in the past, this according to Beache.

    “This is a welcomed addition in the fighting of crime,” Sir Vincent contended.

    Bertie Pompey, Deputy Commissioner of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), referred to the lab as “a wonderful initiative.”

    He also highlighted the reduced time and cost factors as advantages and added that having the new facility made the process of arresting criminals with drugs more viable, in that a third officer was not needed to collect the evidence from the arresting officers; instead, the evidence could be sent directly to the lab for scientific analysis. Pompey, however, expressed the hope that the facility will in the not too distant future be able to conduct Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and ballistic testing, the latter having great importance in light of the recent trend of increasing gun related crimes.

    The Forensic Lab is equipped to scientifically analyze marijuana and cocaine; however other drugs can be screened.

    And what about any concerns being raised over any forms of tampering with evidence?
    The facility was set up according to international standards, with trained personnel to ensure proper admissibility of tested samples to be used in court.

    Also explained was the procedure known as ‘chain of custody’ which will allow the tracking of all persons who come in contact with samples. The employment of a tamper proof sealed evidence bag would also minimize fears of tampering.

    The lab initially employs two trained Vincentians.

    The coming on stream of the lab, albeit limited in its initial scope, heightens expectations of law enforcement officers here and should serve to forewarn drug dealers, in the first instance, that SVG has entered the realm of modern crime detection and fighting techniques.

    The fight has entered a new round.

    http://www.thevincentian.com/dcmain....kin=64&tID=198

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne View Post
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    cyar please allyuh

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    Time Ralphy worry bout his country and not other's.

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