Govt to restrict outbreaks of crime by establishing National Commission on Violence Prevention

"In recognition of the importance of violence prevention in the reduction of crime and violence,

"In recognition of the importance of violence prevention in the reduction of crime and violence, I established a National Commission on Violence Prevention

Jamaica: Jamaica has placed 37th in the World Happiness Index 2021, and it is also the happiest country in the Caribbean with a score of 6.309, whereas it is well-known for its highest crime-rates.

United Nations-supported publishes the World Happiness Index’s data on Friday,18 March 2021.

The police force of Jamaica is understaffed and has limited resources. Gated resorts are not safeguarded from violent corruption. In 2018, the crime rate was 47/100,000 citizens, and 2019 saw an expansion of 3.4%.

Recently, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness issued a statement regarding outbreaks of violence in the nation.

He stated, “We cannot ignore the remaining attributions for murder in the country – the 20% of men, women and children, some of whom are murdered at the hands of those known to them (their very own relatives in some instances) in a spate of domestic and interpersonal related murders.”

Furthermore, he added, “In recognition of the importance of violence prevention in the reduction of crime and violence, I established a National Commission on Violence Prevention to study the problem of violence in Jamaica and the existing strategies being used to reduce violence.

 “And to make realistic and attainable recommendations to specifically target attitudinal and behavioural changes in society, #RecoverFaster #RecoverStronger and #RecoverBetter,” he added.

On the other hand, Jamaica is in crisis, and the coronavirus outbreak petrifies tourists to visit in Jamaica. Often there are questions regarding “Is Jamaica is safe for tourists?”

Surveys revealed that “Jamaica also has a poor reputation when it comes to crime, however. There are groups trafficking drugs across the nation, and – especially in specific parts of its towns – violence and gun corruption are widespread. Tourists aren’t immune: petty theft and burglaries aren’t uncommon.

A resident stated, “Jamaican system sucks what the government need to do is when someone gets killed investigated who killed that person…..stop leaving the damn case closed it’s not fear this is why they feel like it’s ok to go around killing people.”

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