25 murders recorded at end of February 2015; serious crime dropped by 4%

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – At the end of February 2015, the Guyana Police Force recorded a 4% drop in serious crimes in comparison to the same period in 2014.

Among the serious crimes policed by the Force are murder, robbery under arms, robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation, larceny from the person, break and enter and larceny, burglary, rape, and kidnapping.

A release from the Police Force noted that a total of 25 murders were recorded at the end of February 2015 in comparison to 24 murders at the end of February 2014, an increase of 4%.

At the end of February 2015 robbery under arms overall has decreased by 29% in comparison to the same period in 2014. According to the Force, the statistics indicate a decrease of 33% in the number of armed robberies involving the use of firearms; and a 22% decrease in armed robberies where instruments other than firearms were used by the perpetrators.