Barbados YTD Murder Statistics on the Rise
Submitted by Amit the webmaster of Caribbeansignal.com. The submission is timely given the perception in Barbados that violent crime is on the increase. With a general election 20 days away we pray that violence does rear its head to add to the many serious issues confronting the country.
While there are many who would consider some types of my research to be morbid, it needs to be done. Barbados is a small island (circa 280K or so and only 166 odd sq. Miles). We are also a vulnerable, SOE. While we are by no means a perfect ideal country, violent crime must be kept in check. We must not be oblivious to it, nor sweep it under the rug and bury our collective heads in the sand. We must seek out the root causes of violent crime and reduce the risk of it occurring. The success and prosperity of our small slice of paradise depends on it.