Sixty-six people were murdered in Guyana in the last eight months, according to the Guyana Police Force (GPF). But even in the face of these stats, the force still recorded a 16 percent decrease as compared to the same period last year.
A breakdown in the category of murders as of August 2018 reveals that there were 28 disorderly murders; 13 robbery-related murders and six unknown cases.
Additionally, there has been a 23 percent increase in robberies where no instruments were used; a one percent increase in robbery underarms where firearms were used and a five percent increase in robbery with violence.
Further to this, the Guyana Standard has been informed that ranks were able to remove 87 illegal firearms from the streets as compared to 89 for the same period last year. These include 47 pistols; 21 revolvers; 13 shotguns; five rifles and one sub-machine.
Most of these weapons were seized from the Force’s A Division.