Crime Statistics Show that Murders Are Up in 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015. BMG: The Belize Police Department has officially released the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2015.

The major crimes are broken down into six categories:murder, rape, robbery, burglary, theft and carnal knowledge.11007738_469824599834595_6251904671264895221_n

The statistics show that there is a decrease in burglaries, robberies, and thefts in 2015; however, murders, rapes and carnal knowledge have all gone up when compared to 2014.

From January to April of this year, a total of 46 murders have been reported compared to 33 cases last year for those same months.

Perhaps what the Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar was referring in Crooked Tree Village was the decrease in burglaries, robberies and thefts in 2015 when he told the media that major crimes in Belize were down by 33%.

It is interesting to note that just last night, there was a double murder in Teakettle Village in Cayo which will increase the murder statistics for 2015. 

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