Monthly GPF crime stats: 4% increase in rape, 7% increase in armed robbery

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The Guyana Police Force (GPF) says it has recorded a 7 per cent decrease in serious crimes at the end of May, 2018 relative to the same period last year.

According to GPF,  “there was a 23% decrease in Murder; an 8% increase in Robberies where no instruments were used; a 7% increase in Robbery Under Arms where firearm were used; a 28% decrease in Robbery Under Arms where instruments other than firearm were used; a 15% decrease in Robbery with Violence; a 33% decrease in Robbery With Aggravation; a 34% decrease in Larceny From the Person; a 4% increase in Rape; a 3% increase in Burglary and a 4% decrease in Break and Enter and Larceny.”

Moreover, the Force detailed that for the year so far they have recorded a total of 36 murders.

It was also outlined that fifty-five (55) illegal firearms have been taken off the streets so far this year, compared to sixty-four (64) for the corresponding period last year.

According to the Force, as it pertains to Traffic Management, there was an 7.3 per cent decrease in fatal accidents recorded at the end of May, 2018.

“Serious, Minor and Damage Accidents have also been decreased by 9%, 32% and 7.2% respectively.”

In all 44 road users were killed, said the Force.

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