If the trend continues, this year’s murder figures seem destined to surpass those of 2012 and rival some of the years of the infamous crime wave. Figures released by the police’s Criminal Investigations Department have revealed that there were 130 murders as at last month, four more than the corresponding period last year.Already, there have been at least three murders so far for this month, which would make the figure even more worrying.? Significantly, murders committed during robberies under arms, showed a 110% increase over last year’s figure; 21 in 2013 as against 10 in 2012.And while recent execution-style killings have been a cause for alarm, police records show that so far this year the number of such incidents up to November month end is half of what obtained for the same period last year. So far this year,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic
, the police have only recorded four executions.Most of the murders (48) occurred in Georgetown and its environs, followed by the interior with 33.East Coast Demerara and Berbice, with 18 and 16 respectively, accounted for the other significant amounts of murders.This year’s murder figures stack up similarly with those of the dreaded crime wave which occurred between 2002 and 2008.In 2002, the year of the infamous jailbreak, there were 142 murders, a figure which was topped by a wide margin in 2003, which had 206 unlawful civilian killings. One hundred and thirty one (131) persons were murdered in 2004; 120 in 2005 and 150 in 2006.In 2007 the murder figure was 115,China Jerseys For Sale
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, 157 persons were murdered in Guyana.The 2008 homicide rate soared primarily because of the mass killings at Lusignan, where 11 villagers were slaughtered; Bartica, where 12 were slain, and Christmas Falls, where eight miners were murdered and their bodies burnt. These figures were compounded by the fact that there were several sensational murders which remain unsolved to this day.Meanwhile, the police figures revealed yesterday showed an overall increase of five percent in serious crimes at the end of November 2013 in comparison to the same period in 2012.According to the police,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping
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,119 in 2006; 1,084 in 2007 and 1,228 armed robberies in 2008.