Barbados Murder Statistics December 2017

Submitted by caribbeansignal.com

21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne is the island’s latest murder victim to date. Alleyne, a cousin of Rihanna’s, was shot and killed on Boxing Day.

Based on my count, the total number of murders for 2017 is at least 31 persons. The emphasis on my count is important because figures on the Nation and  Barbados Today websites (which are my data sources), do not appear to add up. For example, an article on nationnews.com (the website for the Nation’s print newspaper) dated December 28 lists Alleyne’s death as the 30th murder for the year. While on Barbados Today, an article dated December 27 stated that the murder count for the year was 28.

Below is a table that I put together a few months ago tracking murders in Barbados. The table includes victim names, ages, gender, dates, et cetera. My data sources have always been The Nation and Barbados Today (two local newspapers). Interested readers need only Google the victim’s name to find out the details as reported by the press. For example, the Google query: “Marvin Victor + Barbados” (without the quotation marks) will return several results relating to the victim.

The following charts are based on my table above:

Figures for the Murders by Month chart does not add up to 31 because  it wasn’t clear at the time – to me – what month the victim (Steven Weare) passed away.

Follow the rest of the analysis on the caribbeansignal.com website.

82 comments

  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @John January 4, 2018 at 9:38 AM “Does skin colour enter the equation?”…Silence!!!!! There is an elephant in the room.”

    According to the 2010 census Barbados has 116,139 black men aged between 20 and 59

    Barbados has 3,144 white men aged between 20 and 59

    Barbados has 107 Indian men aged between 20 and 59

    So expect black men to murder at 36 times the rate of white men, and 108 times the rate of Indian men, not because black men are more murderous but because there are so many more of them. Did not have a white guy not many years ago take the life of his own son? The little boy is still dead isn’t he?

    http://www.barstats.gov.bb/files/documents/PHC_2010_Census_Volume_1.pdf

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    I remember once being in Montserrat, after the volcano and a Montserratian pointed out to me that Montserat statistically the most murderous place in the world because once in 15 years a young man lost his head and killed his girlfriend. One killing in 15 years in a population of 3,500 made it the most murderous spot on earth.

    Lies, damned lies and statistics.

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  • So expect black men to murder at 36 times the rate of white men, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yuh scrunting!!!!

    It is all to do with family and upbringing.

    …. not colour.

    That is not to say that you won’t get a murderer from a “good” family with “good” upbringing …

    …. but, most murders will be committed by individuals who were not blessed with a “good” upbringing … and that has nothing to do with money.

    … and that is not to say that the bulk of the offspring of maladjusted families will also be maladjusted.

    I think what has happened in this society is the percentage of persons who clung to core values is dropping and their offspring are being impacted.

    Before that percentage was high, now it is low and falling.

    Luckily the birth rate is falling too otherwise we would have real issues!!

    If we were playing the blame game I would say many of the muderers were created by women with men’s active help.

    In a society with high core values, the delinquent quickly gets his/her come uppance.

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  • So, to what kind of core values did former Bajans adhere.

    Lets try a simple one which no one can dispute ….”Thou shalt not kill”.

    There are 9 others that come to mind!!

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 240

    Jesus Christ
    John wrote something that makes sense….

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  • Dr. Simple "Riff-Raff" Simon fake Phd.and all

    @John January 4, 2018 at 5:13 PM “It is all to do with family and upbringing.”

    Not only in Barbados John, but in all countries men murder at about 10 times the rate of women, are imprisoned at far greater rates than women, are institutionalised in mental hospitals at far greater rates than women

    Why?

    And why is it that even women who were raised in dysfunctional families rarely murder.

    Why?

    Bear in mind that I am not seeking to denigrate anybody, but virtually all of the violence in the world is fomented by men.

    That is the truth.

    We need police, armies, prisons, and mental hospitals primarily because of men.

    And women are taxed at the same rate as men to deal with male violence. Why?

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  • Dr. Simple “Riff-Raff” Simon fake Phd.and all January 4, 2018 at 7:36 PM #
    @John January 4, 2018 at 5:13 PM “It is all to do with family and upbringing.”
    Not only in Barbados John, but in all countries men murder at about 10 times the rate of women, are imprisoned at far greater rates than women, are institutionalised in mental hospitals at far greater rates than women
    Why?
    And why is it that even women who were raised in dysfunctional families rarely murder.
    Why?
    Bear in mind that I am not seeking to denigrate anybody, but virtually all of the violence in the world is fomented by men.
    That is the truth.
    We need police, armies, prisons, and mental hospitals primarily because of men.
    And women are taxed at the same rate as men to deal with male violence. Why?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    EVE!!

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