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Homicides-by-age-agroupMayhem hit the Old Capital over the weekend with three murders and several shooting that left numerous persons injured. And the recent statistics released by the Belize Police Department prove that the road we are travelling on is no easy one. Since the start of the year, Belize has seen 70 murders and a total of nearly 1,500 major crimes recorded according to statistics from the Joint Intelligence Coordinating Center of the Police Department in Belmopan.

 

According to data provided to the Amandala newspaper, July saw a peak of 13 murders, the same amount of murders recorded in July 2012; Belize’s deadliest year on record. This figure nearly doubles last year tally recorded murders of 7 for that month. The JICC report states that nationally, two more murders happened between January to July 2013 compared to the first seven months of this year.


Statistics during the period of January to July 2014, there were 710 thefts, 470 burglaries, 171 robberies, 59 carnal knowledge cases and 18 rape cases reported. Of note is the spike in major crimes in most categories including rape, robberies, burglaries, theft and carnal knowledge.

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