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Murder By The Numbers – 1 Every 7 Hours




Up to Monday, November 23, the number of homicides committed in Jamaica since the start of 2015 stood at 1,116. Broken down, that means that one person is murdered every seven hours, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This means






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#IDEVAW2015 – Violence Against Women: A Global Pandemic In Many Forms




Today is being observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981, marking the date of the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal






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2015 Crime Stats – January to October Preview




In light of the ongoing dialogue on the murder rate in Parliament (see here and here) and the tragic shooting last night of a UTECH medical student, diGJamaica has obtained crime statistics from January to October 24, 2015. We will have






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#DomesticViolence- Protection Order Guide




“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox Domestic Violence has been a serious topic in the news for the last five years. Instances






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10 Tips To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse




Today’s Gleaner lead story Pervert Teachers – Data Shows Sexual Predators Prevalent In Schools features Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison expressing grave concern over the fact that some teachers are “exhibiting predatory sexual behaviour” towards children in schools. What is worse, there are other






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120 Memorable Moments In Jamaica In 2013




What a year 2013 has been! There have been many memorable moments, including a fractious political leadership challenge, a new IMF deal, shocking positive drug tests for some of our elite athletes,  international glory and accolades for other sprinting stars






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Holiday Crime Tips And Traffic Hints




‘Tis the season to be jolly, a time of merry-making, food, family gatherings and more, which means an increase in spending, social activity and crowds. Unfortunately, this is also a season when crimes such as pickpocketing and drunk driving spike, as






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2013 Crime Stats: Parish by Parish Jan-April




As per a user request, the diGJamaica research team dug up the comparative year over year murder figures for each parish for January through April. The comparison was quite revealing: 1. This is what the chart looked like in 2012






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Chart Of The Week – Murder By Parish January To April 2013




The Chart of the Week comes from diGJamaica’s blog post visualizing the JCF’s crime statistics for the January to April period. As per the original blog posting: “Through April 2013, murders have decreased by 1.4% to 344. Jamaica still averages just






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Crime In Jamaica – January to April 2013




Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been released and diGJamaica has visualised them for your consumption. Through April 2013, murders have decreased by 1.4% to 344. Jamaica still averages just under 3 (2.87 to be more exact) murders per






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