Category: Crime and Security

#Infographic: By The Numbers: Jamaica’s 2016 Crime Statistics






At her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce her 90-day crime-fighting plan, acting commissioner of police, Novelette Grant, issued a press release detailing some of the accomplishments of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2016. The press






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The Next 90 Days: The Full Text of Novelette Grant’s Crime Fighting Plan






Acting Commissioner and chief of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Novelette Grant, announced her 90-day crime-fighting plan at her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Below is the full text of the section of her press release dealing






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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.






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#Infographic: Signs of Juvenile Involvement in Gang Activity











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#Infographic: 5 Ways to Stay Safe This Christmas






Everyone comes out during the Christmas season: shoppers, vendors, watchers and robbers. Here are five ways to stay safe as you go about the hustle and bustle of this holiday season.






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The Complete Research Resource for Info on Jamaica






How many times have you heard somebody ask, “Where would I find information on …?” or “How do I find out …?” It’s about time someone put together a list of where to find different kinds if information on Jamaica. Well,






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Types of Scams and How To Protect Yourself






What is a scam? A scam is a dishonest or fraudulent business or scheme in which someone attempts to steal money or something else of value from an unsuspecting victim. Scams are characterised by tricks, lies, deception and false representation.






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6 Things You Need To Know Today






Your news in a nutshell! 1. Observance: International Day of the Girl Child   Today is celebrated as International Day of the Girl Child, under the theme, ‘Global Girls’ Progress = Goals Progress: A  Girl Data Movement’. For the social media






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Violence In Schools – How The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Helps To #KeepChildrenSafe






Data from the Ministry of National Security’s Safe School Programme indicated that during the 2012/2013 academic year, 3,671 students were cited for antisocial behaviours of varying degrees. 1,109 students were placed on a monitoring list, 2,361 cautioned and 201 students






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The Peace Management Initiative – Working To #KeepChildrenSafe






Nearly one third (31 per cent) of the Jamaican population consists of children – an estimated 836,400 individuals.  Scores of children have been both victims and perpetrators of violence. High levels of crime and violence in homes, institutions and communities






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