GPF records 33% hike in robbery with violence
Acting Top Cop, David Ramnarine on Wednesday reported that for the period of January 1, 2017, to October 9, 2017, compared to the same time period last year, there has been a 33 per cent increase in robbery with violence throughout the country.
He told media operatives during a press briefing that the Guyana Police Force intends to place more focus on this area, especially since this is the only category of serious crimes which has recorded an increase.
“This one, we are paying some attention to it and we trust that with the coming season…with more focus on the roadways and in certain areas like the commercial districts and so on, we will be able to reduce it. There were 76 reports last year, that’s robbery with violence, against 101 this year and that’s a 33% increase,” he posited.
Moreover, in his breakdown, the Top Cop (ag) noted that the country has recorded a nine per cent decrease in serious crimes, 13 per cent decrease in murder, 15 per cent decrease in robbery under arms, a six per cent decrease in robbery under arms where other instruments were i