Police report shows startling increase in murder for last month

The crime statistics for January 2013 are in. The stats, provided by the Police Department, shows a startling increase in murder for last month with 12 recorded cases, when compared to January 2012 which saw 4 murders. Of the 12 murders for last month, 11 occurred in the Belize District, while 1 occurred in the Cayo District. The other crime that saw an increase this January is carnal knowledge with 14 recorded cases. Last year January, 5 incidences were reported. However, this year has seen a decrease in other crimes such as rape, robbery, burglary and theft.  In total, 243 felonies were recorded for January 2012, while 203 were recorded for last month.

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