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

Source: Jamaica Constabulary Force

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 under 3 (2.87 to be more exact) murders per day. While we are happy for the improvement over 2012, this figure is 9 more than the 335 recorded through the same period in 2011.
As expected, the majority of murders were concentrated in the main population centres of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.
Interestingly and unfortunately, Trelawny almost has as many murders this year in 4 months (13) as it did in all of 2012 (14). St. Mary is also in Trelawny’s category with 14 murders through 4 months while it only had 19 in 2012. Portland is by far the least likeliest place to be murdered in Jamaica.”