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Jamaica assigns more police to street patrols

Jamaica assigns more police to street patrols

Jamaica is putting more police on the streets in response to a spike in violent crime.
Police spokesman Karl Angell says 300 officers in administrative positions have been assigned to beat patrols.
Angell said Tuesday the patrols will focus mainly on problem spots in the capital, Kingston, and the rural parishes of Clarendon and St. James. He says the transfers started Friday.
Twenty-seven people were killed last week in the Caribbean nation, which has one of the world's highest murder rates.
More than 1,200 homicides were reported in Jamaica through September, on par with last year when a total of slightly more than 1,600 people were killed.


Updated : 2021-02-28 21:27 GMT+08:00