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Police release July crime statistics
Published on September 13, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

According to the TCI police, for the period 1 July 2013 to 31 July 2013, there were a total of 297 crimes reported. After police investigation two of these were reclassified as "no crimes", therefore 295 crimes were reported within the Turks and Caicos Islands during this period, of which 58 (20%) were detected.

A total of 62 crimes that were reported in previous months were detected in July 2013, making an overall detection of 119. The average number of crimes per day was 10.

Comparison

For the period 1 July 2012 to 31 July 2012, there were 181 crimes reported throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, of which 55 or 30% were detected. A total of 21 crimes that were reported in previous months were detected in July 2012, making an overall detection of 76. The average number of crimes per day was 6.

Burglaries/Aggravated Burglaries Month on Month

For the period under review there was a total of 61 burglaries/aggravated burglaries reported within the islands, compared to 67 for June 2013, and 37 for July 2012, which shows a decrease of 6 or 9% and increase 24 or 65% respectively. The average number of burglaries per day was 2.

Possession of Controlled Drugs Month on Month

For the period under review there was a total of 5 possession of controlled drugs reported within the islands, compared to 8 for June 2013, and 3 for July 2012, which shows a decrease of 3 or 38% and an increase of 2 or 67% respectively.

Possession of Controlled Drugs to with intent Month on Month

For the period under review there was a total of 1 possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply reported within the islands, compared to 4 for June 2013, and 0 for July
2012, which shows a decrease of 3 or 75% and an increase of 1 or 100% respectively.

Firearms Month on Month

For the period under review there was a total of 12 firearm incidents reported within the islands, compared to 8 for June 2013, and 8 for July 2012, which shows an increase of 4 or 50% and an increase of 4 or 50% respectively.

Robberies Month on Month

For the month of July 2013, a total of 6 robberies were committed in the Turks and
Caicos Islands, all on Providenciales. Four firearms, three knives and one cutlass were used during these robberies. Approximately US$2,595 in cash, US$1,190 in property and four vehicles were stolen during the commission of these robberies. Four vehicles and US$1,375 in cash was recovered.

During the same period of 2012, two robberies were reported within the islands, all of which occurred on Providenciales. One firearm was brandished during the commission of one of the robberies. Approximately US$190 in cash and $620 in property was stolen during the commission of these robberies.

From 1 July 2013 to 31 July 2013, eight crimes were reported as committed against tourists, compared to 2012 when there were four crimes were reported as committed against tourists.
 
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