The High Command of the RSCNPF is being showered with praise and commended for their crime fighting efforts, particularly over the last 6 months and in particular the first quarter of 2019. Prime Minister and Minister of National Security the Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris announced the major highlights of crime statistics for the first quarters of 2019. The statistics showed a major decrease in overall crimes including major crimes with a reduction of some 39% compared to the same period in 2018.
Prime Minister Harris indicated that the high command met with Cabinet to deliver the details regarding the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2019. The Cabinet commended the High Command as well as the entire police force and all security forces for their hard work.
Prime Minister Harris said “At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting we commended Acting Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy and other members of the High Command along with the National Security Advisor on what is wonderful news in terms of the downward trend in crime.”
Statistics from The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police reveal a significant 39 percent reduction in major crimes within the Federation.
Major crimes include homicides, non-fatal shootings, other bodily harm offences, robberies,break-ins, sexual assaults, larceny, drugs offences (possession or importation),firearms and ammunition offences (possession, importation and smuggling) and other major crimes such as threats to kill; malicious damage to property; fraud offences, and technology-related crime. Significant reductions were recorded in larcenies, break-ins, robberies, and other bodily harm offences leading to the overall reduction in major crimes in the Federation from 580 during the first quarter of 2018 to 352 for the comparative period this year.
The statistics revealed a significant reduction in crime on both islands with a 42% decrease on St.Kitts and a 21% decrease in Nevis .