The Guyana Police Force has released its monthly statistics of the crime situation in the country and while the force reports a 22% increase in robberies where no instruments were used, it also notes that there has been a 9% decrease in serious crimes at the end of September when compared to the same period last year.
Robbery under arms is down by 3%, according to the Police but there has been a 4% increase in cases of robbery where violence was used.
The Guyana Police Force also reports that there has been a 13% decrease in cases of larceny and an 11% decrease in break and enter and larceny cases.
At the end of September, the country recorded 72 murders. Of that figure, 30 were listed under the disorderly category while 20 were of a domestic nature.
As of yesterday, 90 persons lost their lives on the country’s roadways in vehicular accidents.
The traffic department has reported that speeding remains the number one offense being committed on the country’s roadways.
In the first nine months of the year, close to 22,000 speeding cases had been filed. 2400 cases of drunk driving were also made out in the first nine months of the year.