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Crime Statistics for the Month of August, continuing trend in reduction Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Dinsdale Thompson received awardsThere were only 3 murders countrywide in August 2013, compared to 9 murders in August 2012. From January to August of 2013, there were a total of 70 murders, compared to a total of 97 for the same period of 2012.


Minister of National Security, Honorable John Saldivar, on Wednesday afternoon presented his monthly awards for the zone and formation that performed the best in reducing major crimes during that month.
The Zone with the best performance in reducing major crimes in the month of August was the Cayo Region, headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Aaron Guzman. The Formation with the best performance in August was the Benque Viejo Sub-Formation, headed by Assistant Superintendent of Police Dinsdale Thompson.

As reward for the performance by their respective zone and sub-formation the Minister handed over a cheque of $1,000 to Senior Superintendent Guzman and a Certificate of Recognition to Assistant Superintendent of Police Dinsdale Thompson.

The Minister of National Security presented the awards at the start of his monthly meeting with zone, formation and branch commanders from around the country, conducted at the National Police Training Academy in Belmopan. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, who also gave a summary of the latest Crime Statistics.