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Murders the target

Declaring that Jamaica’s 1,674 homicides last year was way too high, Commissioner Lucius Thomas said the police force has implemented an action plan to slash murders by five per cent this year. In fact Thomas, at a news conference yesterday at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston, said that up to the time he spoke there had been 113 recorded murders for the month of January, a 23 per cent decrease over the 146 committed in January 2005. If that figure held through last night, he said, the country would be ahead of the constabulary’s predicted five per cent reduction in murders. Full Story

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