[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar yesterday met with Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips and Commissioner (ag) of the Guyana Police Force, Seelall Persaud at the Office of the President.
The Head of State discussed the current state of affairs with regards crime, and urged the officials to get on top of the situation.
Secretary to the Defence Board, Dr. Roger Luncheon was also present at the meeting.
On December 10, the police force revealed that it recorded an 11% drop in serious crimes at the end of November 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 total of 127 murders were recorded at the end of November 2014 in comparison to 133 murders for the same period in 2013, a decrease of 5%.
At the end of November 2014 robbery under arms overall has increased by 6% in comparison to the same period in 2013. The statistics indicate an increase of 10% in the number of armed robberies involving the use of firearms; and a 2% decrease in armed robberies where instruments other than firearms were used by the perpetrators.