Nine murders have been recorded so far for 2021.
Assistant Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie and Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Acting Superintendent Belgrove Charles spoke to Kairi News and DBS radio today.
Edona Jno Baptiste has more in this report.
Police have solved seven out of nine murders recorded for the year, from January 2021.
The first homicide victim for 2021 was 86-year-old Bernadette Nicholas of Grand Bay. She was found lying in a pool of blood at her house in Woodford Hill at 8:15 p.m on January 7th, 2021.
The last two murders recorded were in November, in which Sherwin Alcendor’s body was found on November 3rd in a garage in Marigot with multiple wounds to his body, and in the other incident on November 5th, Damian Henry succumbed to his wounds after being stabbed at Four Road, Marigot.
Assistant Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie says the crime statistics for 2021 do not reflect a rise in crimes on island in relation to the pandemic’s impact.
That was Assistant Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie. When asked about last year’s statistics to make a comparison, Valerie says the police would provide that information after completing its analysis to give a more accurate picture of the trends and possible reasons for the incidents.
Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Acting Superintendent Belgrove Charles says there has not been any alarming trends in crime here.