7% decrease in serious crimes; 55 illegal firearms seized


The Guyana Police Force has recorded a 7% decrease in serious crimes at the end of May 2018 relative to the same period last year.

Statistics released by the Force on Monday revealed that there was a 23% decrease in murder; an 8% increase in robberies where no instruments were used; a 7% increase in robbery underarms where firearms were used; a 28% decrease in robbery underarms where instruments other than firearm were used; a 15% decrease in robbery with violence; a 33% decrease in robbery with aggravation; 34% decrease in larceny from the person; a 4% increase in rape; a 3% increase in burglary and a 4% decrease in break and enter and larceny.

A breakdown in the categories of murder thus far this year, is as follows:

Disorderly        17

Domestic           9

Robbery           7

Execution        nil

Unknown        3

 Total     36


Firearms Seized

Fifty-five illegal firearms have been taken off the streets so far this year, compared to sixty-four (64) for the corresponding period last year.

Breakdown is as follows:

Pistol                  33

Revolver            12

Shotgun              7

Sub-machine      1

Rifle                   2

  Total      55


Seizures as per division:

A                     27

B                       6

C                       6

D                       1

E                        2

F                      11

G                       2

Total   55


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