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Jan 8, 2020

Murders up in South and West; Major Crimes Down

Chester Williams

As you heard in the story, there were more murders committed in the rural parts of the country than in the urban settings for 2019. While the murders were down in Belize City – there was a hundred percent increase in other areas like Ladyville. But how did the rest of the country do? According to the police department, murders were up in the west and south but overall, major crimes were down. Here’s more from Commissioner Williams.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“In the north, the northern region, the murder count remains the same. It evened off. Overall, the major crime went up in the north by three percent. In the west, the murder count went up by six but other crimes went down, so while the murders are up in the west the overall major crime picture is down. In the south, murder went up by twenty-five percent in the south but other major crimes went down. So, again, just like the west, there is an increase in murder but the overall major crime is down.”

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