Barbados AG says crime under control

(Barbados Nation) Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite says crime in Barbados is under control, and has castigated the critics, namely the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), for stating otherwise.

Brathwaite said that the level of crime in Barbados was among the lowest in the Caribbean and that the Royal Barbados Police Force could feel pleased with its efforts on crime reduction.

“There was a recent briefing from the Commissioner of Police and there was no suggestion that there has been an upsurge in crime. Up until the end of last month, if we are not on par, we are just one murder ahead of where we were last year.

“Generally, Barbados has continued over the years to be a very low-crime society, when you compare us to our regional neighbours and lots of other places in the world. There is nothing to indicate to me that we have seen an upsurge in crime in this country,” he said.

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