The Guyana Police Force (GPF), has recorded 36 murders for the period January, to the end of May 2018.
Despite this, the force has stated that the figure represents a 23% decrease in murders, compared to the figures produced during the same period, last year.
A breakdown in the categories of murder thus far this year, is as follows:
Overall, the GPF has recorded a 7 % decrease in serious crimes.
Statistics released by the Force on today (June 11, 2018) revealed that there 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; 34% decrease in larceny from the person; a 33% decrease in robbery with aggravation; a 4% increase in rape; a 3% increase in burglary and a 4% decrease in break and enter and larceny.
The force has thus far, seized 55 illegal firearms, compared to sixty-four (64) for the corresponding period last year.
The breakdown is as follows:
|Type of gun||No.|
Seizures as per division: