The fear factor

Violent crimes are down based on police records, but the fear of criminal activity is high among Barbadians.

That’s according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce.

He and Inspector Roland Cobbler were guests on Sunday Brass Tacks on Starcom Network yesterday as they fielded questions from callers and responded to WhatsApp messages to the radio programme.

Boyce said as of November 7, there were 35 murders, a drop from 41 for the same period in 2019. In addition, there was a 23 per cent decrease in major crimes, with the street robberies dropping by 11 per cent to 154 from 174 for the corresponding period last year.

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