Harris: SKN Has Seen Considerable Progress In Reducing Serious Crimes

(ZIZ News) — Minister of National Security, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris told the nation, on Tuesday, that considerable progress had been made to reduce serious crimes in St. Kitts and Nevis.

“For the month of October 2015, overall serious crimes were down 16.7 percent and for the period January to October 2015, serious crimes comprising of the broad categories of offences such as offences against the person, offences against morality, offences against property and offenses against unlawful authority those serious crimes were down 20.1 percent, relative to the comparative period 2014,” he said.

Notwithstanding, the National Security Minister said he remained concerned about the number of homicides and gun-related incidents.

“Although homicides are unacceptably high, since the launch of our Six Point Plan, the homicides rate dropped from an average of about three homicides per month to now one. We certainly would wish to bring this to zero,” he said.

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