Friday 4 December, 2020

41 women killed for the year

Forty-one women have lost their lives this year due to violent acts.

The deaths of 19 of those women can be directly linked to reports of domestic violence.

Additionally, with the death of 33-year-old Joanna Díaz Sánchez, the murder toll has been pushed to 289.

This represents a drop of 21 percent from 2019, as there are 79 less murders from the same period last year when the toll stood at 368.

Despite this drop, and a 25 percent decrease in reports of other serious crimes this year, the Police Service is continuing to plead with citizens to work with the organisation.

Senior officers encouraged people to come forward with any information they may have about crimes.

They said: “If you see something, say something. Be it a domestic abuse, or a robbery, or drug trade, or what have you. Once you see something, bring the information to us immediately, and we will work on it.”

Anyone with information on criminal activities is asked to contact the police, or they can give the information by dialing 555, 800-TIPS, or by texting 482-GARY, or utilising the TTPS App.

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