Guns drive rise in crime, reports Seelall Persaud

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A hike in gun attacks this year has pushed the level of crime upwards, with a four percent increase in serious offences and a fifteen percent rise in gun robberies, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said yesterday.

Persaud released the figures at the Guyana Police Force’s annual awards ceremony, where Detective Mitchell Caesar won the Best Cop of the Year award and Constable 18142 Morris was named the runner-up. Caesar received the Best Cop award for the second time since the start of his career in 1992.

Persaud said that the majority of gun-related robberies were committed within the capital,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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