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Jun 15, 2012

Cayo’s top cop says crime is down

Chester Williams

Even though, the residents say that violence in Cayo has escalated to the point where some don’t even report crimes because they have lost faith in the police, the Officer Commanding the San Ignacio Police, says statistic show that crime is down.


Sr. Supt. Chester Williams, O.C., San Ignacio Police

“The numbers will reflect that crime, compared to last year is down. But you have to understand that if you look at the crime from a monthly perception, that it fluctuates, it does not remain steady. Sometimes it’s up then it comes down then it goes up again and it all depends on the society itself. I can assure you all however, that the police department through our new leadership with Minister John Saldivar are doing the best we could to try and reduce crime across the country of Belize. We know that it is not an easy task because crime will not be solved by only the police, it also requires citizen participation.  Thank God for San Ignacio, Santa Elena area we do have the citizens participation in fighting crime. So I believe that within the Cayo area, particularly San Ignacio, Santa Elena, we will continue to see a reduction in crime.”

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7 Responses for “Cayo’s top cop says crime is down”

  1. Rod says:

    Is this man living in wonder land this gov. Thinks that all belizeans are idiots worse pm and gov. In the history of Belize we are en route to 1000 murders for the year and this man is saying crime is down I mean it’s bizarre , instead he should be looking for the murderer of the little girl instead of talking garbage.

  2. Eye in the Sky says:

    Yes it is down.
    Down in your neighborhood now.
    Lock the doors and load the weapons. No do not load the weapons.
    Only criminals and the GSU are allowed to have weapons in Belize so they can terrorize the population.

  3. superj says:

    they should arm all the policemen . people need the protection

  4. superj says:

    they should arm all the policemen . people need the protection

  5. now i see says:


  6. Me says:

    Chester cheetose are blind ? o sorry you are paid to say that eventhough its not true.

  7. Belizean Pride says:

    chester please don’t low yourself saying comparing to last yrs”", eFFF the last yr we’re 2012 and we want crime to end not to compare how many died las yr and this yr, so basically it seems you’re satisfied if tow less in your status of last yr makes this 2012 better? come stop comparing act like a top cop not a wannabe.

  8. Doomed says:

    how can we expect things to improve if this is the official line. spin, spin, spin that is all the UDP is doing, restore belize, every week a UDP is profiled, both Singh brothers now are TV talk show host, saying that things a beautifiul in the jewel, crime is down, business is up lets all be merry.

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