There have been 88 murders so far for the year 2013. This is according to the latest Major Crime Statistics released by the Belize Police Department which shows that there has been reduction in major crimes this year compared to 2012. In 2012 there were a total of 119 murders; so far for 2013 88 have been recorded. Here in Orange Walk 11 murders were committed in 2012.
To date there has been 2 murders. In Corozal there were 11 murders last year and four this year. Rapes, robberies, burglaries and thefts have also seen a reduction here in the north as well as across the country according to the statistics. When it comes to Carnal Knowledge; however, there has been an increase across the board. A total of 43 cases were recorded in 2012 and for the year 2013, 64 cases have been reported. In Corozal, the reports went from one in 2012 to 11 in 2013. Orange Walk recorded four cases of Carnal Knowledge in 2012 and so far 8 cases have been reported to authorities.
As is procedure today Minister of National Security with responsibility for Police, Hon. John Saldivar, presented his Monthly Awards for best performance in reducing major crimes during the month of October, 2013.
The Eastern Zone, headed by Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura, saw the greatest reduction in major crimes for the month of October, with Precinct 2 performing the best in that region. Assistant Commissioner Segura received from Hon. Saldivar a Cheque of $1,000 for the outstanding performance by his zone, and a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of Superintendent Alford Grinage who commands Precinct 2.
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