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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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Posted in Arts, Business, Crime and Security, Economy, Education, Finance, Health, IMF, News, Special

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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Posted in #tipthursday, Crime and Security, Jamaican Christmas

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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Posted in Crime and Security

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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Posted in Chart of the Week, Crime and Security

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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Posted in Crime and Security

Crime in 2013: January and February

As INDECOM is kept busy by the latest police shooting, diGJamaica was busy putting together January and February 2013′s crime statistics. We offer no opinion or analysis on the trends, as we leave that to the reader. DiGJamaica will continue

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Posted in Crime and Security, News

Chart Of The Week: Murders By Type

The chart above appeared in our blog post:  2012: A Graphical Look At The Year In Crime Fighting which has additional details like murder rate by parish, type of instrument used etc. According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force data, overall murders have

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Posted in About Jamaica, Chart of the Week, Crime and Security

2012: A Graphical Look At The Year In Crime Fighting

In today’s Monday Musings, we will look at the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s provisional statistics for the year ending 2012.  We would wait on official statistics but the website still lists provisional statistics for 2011.  Regardless, here is 2012 in a

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Posted in Crime and Security, Monday Musings

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