Street crime victims not poor, home ministry says

The Home Affairs Ministry says current data shows that poor families are not disproportionately affected by “the security crisis,” as claimed by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), but rather well-heeled individuals.

The ministry on Thursday released figures in a bid to disqualify APNU’s assertions. “The primary victims of robberies committed in 2013 were young individuals, primarily males, walking in the streets, especially late in the nights and during the early hours of the mornings,” a ministry statement read.

The statement further said that 81 of the 140 persons who fell victim to street crimes in  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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