Police Reports Significant Reduction In Crime Since The Lockdown

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Attorney General, Steadroy Benjamin and Police Commissioner, Atlee Rodney

Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney has revealed, through an official police statistics report, an overall 22 per cent decrease in crime between January and May (especially April) when compared to 2019.

The report  revealed that although there were many arrest for defying curfew hours, violating social distancing regulations and not wearing face masks in public places; some other crimes have plummeted for 2020 so far.

One hundred and twenty-three arrests were made for breaking COVID-related restrictions since measures came into effect in late March.

The report showed a significant decrease in the number of larcenies, road accidents
and the largest decrease in the month of April during the main lockdown period, a difference of 127 reported cases, or a 60 per cent drop compared to 2019.

The first four months of this year saw 712 incidents – 202 less than the same period
in 2019 which totaled 914.

Larceny, when compared to 2019, dipped by about 23 per cent(81 fewer reports) and traffic collisions decreased by near 11 per cent (86 fewer incidents) so far for the year.

The number of fire calls however has remained fairly constant with a total of 90 in 2020, compared to 93 for the same period last year. Bush fires accounted for just over half of fire calls for both time frames.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Like duh crime going gondown if people are at home and police and soliders are on the road. BTW where has this guy been during the last two months since the lockdown?.

  2. I hope the MP heed to all the hints the PM has been dropping for the last two weeks especially what he was saying yesterday about civil servants getting fat and what he did to get down his round belly….

  3. Arrested a grand total of 123 persons.Say the averaged person was charged $3000 for such violations.The Government would have raked in a grand total of $369,000.That is not too shabby for doing absolutely nothing.Easy money,what a great windfall.Some of you in the Cabinet need to keep it locked.Are you a nyam too much foods.Most of you are blowing up like hot air balloons.Walking helps and eating proper diets would let you live long and healthy lives.

  4. @MELCHISEDEC
    I heard the Prime Minister . What the Prime Minister said …….I believe that He trying His best to keep All Antiguans in Great shape. Nothing wrong with that.

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