In the latest police statistics covering the period from January 1, 2016 to September 23, 2016, the parish of Trelawny is the 3rd less likely place in Jamaica where one might be murdered.
You may be looking for: 2017 Murders by Police Division & Parish.
Trelawny maintains third spot, as at a similar time last year, the north coast parish was tied for third place with St. Thomas on 17 murders, and behind St. Elizabeth on 14.
St. Thomas has since improved to 14, whilst St. Elizabeth has fallen to 18 (joint third with Trelawny).
On the positive side. Portland remains by far the safest parish (as it has been for some years) with only 6 murders.
At that time last year, St. James, Trelawny’s neighbour to the west, was at 144 murders. A whopping 51 more souls have been taken through murder in the bloodiest parish in Jamaica. For the 9 months period, the St. James murder tally stood at 195.
In fact, St. James actually accounts for more than 21 per cent of the 919 murders across the entire island since the start of the year (up to September 23rd).
A few days ago, we published a video showing a daring daylight murder in Montego Bay, St. James on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Take a look.
Home of the second city, which is the tourism capital of Jamaica, the St. James’ tally almost doubles that of second placed Clarendon on 107.
MURDERS BY DIVISIONS: January 1 – September 23, 2016
St James – 195
Clarendon – 107
St Catherine North – 86
Westmoreland – 70
St Catherine South – 61
Kingston West – 53
St Andrew South – 51
St Andrew Central – 40
Kingston Central – 37
St Ann – 37
Manchester – 30
St Mary – 27
Hanover – 26
Kingston Eastern – 23
St Andrew North – 20
Trelawny – 18
St Elizabeth -18
St Thomas – 14
Portland – 6