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Jamaica's Crime Rate a major concern for 2006

01/05/06

Permalink 08:31:33 pm, by Melba
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Jamaica's Crime Rate a major concern for 2006

Last year, 2005 there were 1700 murders committed in our island an average of 4.6 persons killed each day. Those figures are very alarming and is costing us dearly as it affects our tourism product which is one of the countries major source of income.
Not to make light of the problem, the good news is that over 85%of these murders are concentrated in about ten of the countries most volatile inner city communities. Most visitors to the island have a great time and encounter only the warmth of the Jamaican people and Jamaica’s best.

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The crime rate however is a major cause of concern for all Jamaicans. Reportedly gang feuds and power struggle in these inner city communities is at the root of many of those dead. Unemployment is reportedly another factor. A case of ‘the devil finding work for idle hands’. The Authorities and the Security Forces are well aware of the situation and a lot of focus and funds are being invested in finding solutions.
It’s a new year and with that comes expectations of change. We make New Years Resolutions usually with anticipation of making changes to our lives for the better. We see all the things that are wrong happening in our country and we hope that these things will be made right. This is the time for new beginnings. Let’s all pray that those responsible for the crimes in our nation will have a change of heart, put down the guns and indeed commit to a new beginning.
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