Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Why Crime In Montego Bay So High

Montego Bay is Located on the western side of Jamaica it has a population of 180,000, in 2017 more than 330 people where killed violently in Montego Bay.

Montego Bay is home for the famous lottery scam where American citizen are contacted and inform that they have won millions of dollar, so they have to send fees to collect there prizes. 

The proceed from the lottery scam is used to purchase guns and ammunition, in November 2017 the United States (US) bust a shipment of guns and ammunition destined for Montego Bay Jamaica. These guns are used by gangs to create havoc.

The impact of crime on the citizen in Montego Bay is very high, people are scared to venture out doors. 

Most business have to close there doors early because of the fear of criminals, extortion on business have become the order of the day for these gangs. A lot of women and children have been killed because these gangs have no mercy. 

In November 2017 15-year-old Jahiem Dushard of  Glendevon in Montego bay was shot and killed. A mother and her 11 month child was also shot in Glendevon.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

St James Exceeds New York City's Murder Tally For 2017

St James with an estimated population of 180,000 people last year recorded more murders than the United States city of New York, home to 8.5 million people.
The New York Daily News reports that there were 290 murders  across the city in 2017, the lowest in 70 years and 45 fewer than last year.
By comparison, the parish of St James saw a  record 332 murders last year.
This is 67 more murders than were reported in 2016.
St James is home to some of the Jamaica's most luxurious resorts.
Overall, Jamaica recorded close to 1,570 murders last year, an increase of just over 20 per cent when compared with the 1,350 reported in 2016.
The New York Daily News reports that the murder tally for 2017 is a  61 per cent decrease from two decades ago, when there were 746 killings across New York City.
According to the newspaper, murders peaked in New York City in 1990 when 2,245 homicides were recorded.
That number included the 87 lives lost in an inferno set by an arsonist at a social club in the Bronx.
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