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Jamaica: 935 Jamaicans killed since the start of the year

Jamaica’s murder tally for 2021 has risen to 935 as at Saturday, August 28.

This is 83 more homicides or a 9.7 percent increase when compared with the corresponding period in 2020. 

Murders so far this month have outpaced all of August 2020.

Between August 1 and August 28, 2021, the country recorded 103 murders.

For the entire month last year, 88 homicides were recorded.  

The gun continues to be the weapon of choice in murders committed thus far this year with a firearm being used to claim 796 lives.

The police have seized 457 firearms and 6,366 rounds of ammunition during the period under review.

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