Police blunder: Rape up by 19%; 224 reports thus far

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stop rape[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force on Tuesday revealed that there has been a steep increase in the number of rapes being reported for 2105; with 224 cases thus far.

The Police apologized for incorrect statistics that were recently published in relation to the offence of rape.

“The statistics have since been adjusted and reveals that there has been an increase of 19% in the number of reports of rape, with 224 reports at the end of September this year compared to 188 for the same period last year,” a release stated.

Police sated that at the end of September 2015 the force recorded a 10% increase 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,” the statement noted.

It was pointed out that a total of 114 murders were recorded at the end of September 2015 in comparison to 109 murders at the end of September 2014, an increase of 5%. Unto yesterday October 12, 2015, 3 more murders have been recorded.

At the end of September 2015 robbery under arms overall has increased by 3% in comparison to the same period in 2014.

“The statistics indicate an increase of 4% in the number of armed robberies involving the use of firearms; while a decrease of 1% was recorded in the number of armed robberies where instruments other than firearms were used by the perpetrators,” the release noted.

Break and Enter and Larceny and Burglary have shown an overall increase of 14%.

Unto the end of September this year, a total of 89 illegal firearms have been recovered by the police comprising 1 sub-machine gun, 47 pistols, 24 revolvers, 10 shotguns, 6 rifles and 1 pen-gun.

This compares to a total of 60 illegal firearms that were recovered unto this time last year.

 

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  1. Police blunder: Rape up by 19%; 224 reports thus far.
    How many more rapes go unreported?
    Once this installed president says he will release more criminals this is what embolden these criminals to commit all sorts of atrocities on innocent citizens.
    Now police commissioner backtracking on the mess they made with the gun amnesty program saying he knew criminals will not turn in their guns.
    Babies that aint born as yet could have told these clowns this.
    But hey is music to the ears of some and big money for the pockets of some when they come up with these schemes.
    They have to find jobs for all the good boys n girls that went on their knees begging US to install them to rule.

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