Eight murders recorded in June so far as crime figures continue to climb

A total of 66 murders were recorded at the end of May 2015 in comparison to 59 murders at the end of May 2014, an increase of 12%. The stats also show that so far for the month of June, eight murders have been recorded when compared to 6 for the same period in June 2014.

Eight murders recorded in June so far as crime figures continue to climb

The Guyana Police Force on Friday released statistics which detail increases in execution type murders for 2015, when compared to the corresponding period last year.

According to the Guyana Police Force, five executions were recorded at the end of May 2015 while during the same period in 2014, two such murders were recorded. Representing a 150% increase.

A total of 66 murders were recorded at the end of May 2015 in comparison to 59 murders at the end of May 2014, an increase of 12%.

The stats also show that so far for the month of June, eight murders have been recorded when compared to 6 for the same period in June 2014.

Despite these disturbing figures, police say there were slight reductions in murders as a result of robberies and domestic confrontations.

 At the end of May 2015 the Guyana Police Force recorded a 10% increase in serious crimes in comparison to the same period in 2014.

At the end of May this year, a total of 50 illegal firearms were recovered by the police comprising 31 pistols, 10 revolvers, 3 shotguns, 5 rifles and 1 pen-gun.

Police said investigations are continuing into several of these murders.

 There has been no arrest as yet as investigations continue into the murder of Alicia McPherson, who was the 17 year-old was fatally stabbed at ‘B’ Field, Sophia, on April 19, 2015. A Wanted Bulletin has been issued for the prime suspect in this matter.

Investigations are also continuing into the murder of Shawn Anys of Turkeyen, ECD, who was shot and killed during an armed robbery at his home on May 01. A probe continues into the murder of Sherwin Barrow, aged 19, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was shot and killed during an argument with two men at Warlock, East Ruimveldt, on May 06.

 The suspect in the murder of Indian National, Amendria Singh which occurred at his home at D’Aguiar Park, EBD, on May 26 remains hospitalized and under police guard.

Several other matters are being investigated. 

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