Tag: crime statistics

Curfews curbed rising crime trend

Curfews curbed rising crime trend

| 12/06/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A summary of crime in Cayman over the first five months of this year has revealed that the islands were on a trend of rising crime before the COVID-19 lockdown reduced the opportunity for criminality. The release earlier this week of the crime statistics report for 2019 largely identified a downward trend for most […]

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Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

| 10/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): An increase in reports of sexually related offences pushed up the 2019 annual crime statistics marginally, while other serious crime was in decline. According to the yearly crime figures released by the RCIPS this week, serious crime was down 14% on 2018, which would have reflected a decline in the overall figures but because […]

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Analysts to help RCIPS report clean-up rates

Analysts to help RCIPS report clean-up rates

| 15/05/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Two expert crime analysts will be joining the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service shortly to help the police understand their detection rates, which, in addition to current information on crime levels, will show the public how successful the RCIPS is at solving crimes. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne explained that crime reduction and prevention rates […]

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Burglaries fell to historic low in 2018

Burglaries fell to historic low in 2018

| 01/05/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The number of reported burglaries in the Cayman Islands fell dramatically last year compared to 2017, according to comprehensive statistics released by the police Wednesday. The annual crime figures show that burglary was down across the board by 36.5% in 2018, from 510 the previous year to an 18-year low of 324. While crime […]

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Crashes drop but tickets soar for rogue drivers

Crashes drop but tickets soar for rogue drivers

| 01/05/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Traffic statistics for 2018 released by the police Wednesday reflect a 14% drop in the actual number of reported crashes on Cayman Islands roads compared to 2017, but a stark increase in enforcement resulted in thousands of tickets being issued to rogue drivers. While the total number of collisions fell, the number of road […]

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Police net 222 burglars in two years

Police net 222 burglars in two years

| 24/02/2017 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The police have arrested 222 individual burglars over the last two years, many of whom have been charged and jailed. According to the newly released crime statistics for 2016, break-ins continue to dominate offences, despite a dramatic drop in the numbers from 2015 to 2016. Burglary fell by 33% in 2016 compared to the […]

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Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

| 14/07/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): An increase in traffic accidents and offences is continuing to put a strain on the police. According to the latest RCIPS statistics, while fatal road collisions fell from six to four in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, they were called out to 551 crashes during the first […]

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Figures reveal crime rising again

Figures reveal crime rising again

| 14/07/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has released the half-year crime statistics for 2016, which reflect a more than 10% rise in overall crime on the same six months of last year, though burglaries and some other serious crimes have fallen. Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis said the figures were discouraging but the numbers did not reflect the […]

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Statistics reveal fall in crime

Statistics reveal fall in crime

| 19/02/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS said focused work on burglaries and robberies contributed to a fall in crime last year, reflected in the annual statistics, which were released Thursday. Although the latest figures were published the day after the first armed robbery of this year, the statistics nevertheless indicate that most crimes were down in 2015 compared to 2014. Chief Superintendent Kurt […]

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Cops’ new radar kits net 5 times more road racers

Cops’ new radar kits net 5 times more road racers

| 20/08/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Cayman drivers were involved in 462 crashes in the first half of this year, and while that was a drop compared to the same period in 2014, six people have died on the road so far in 2015. With the failure to wear a seatbelt and speeding the main reason why road users lose their lives, the […]

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Crime falling despite public perception

Crime falling despite public perception

| 19/08/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): While the public at large may perceive that crime is getting worse in Cayman, the statistics tell another story. Despite a serious spike in burglaries over the last few months, overall crime between 1 January and 30 June this year is down some 10% when compared to figures for the first six months of […]

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