Barbados: Murder Rate Worry

We had a double murder this week and last night quickly added another to the number of murders for 2022. It must be obvious there is a positive relationship to increase economic activity and other factors the analysts peddle.

What the blogmaster fears is that we mirror the US and other developed societies by becoming desensitized to the horrible act of murder. Another worry is that many seem happy to allocate the problem to the government and Barbados Police Service. We forget that the perpetrators of the crime were raised by Barbadian families. 

In other words, it calls for a collective effort from our little society to arrest the situation. Isn’t obvious that politicizing this and every problem will not solve?

Here is the latest murder stats from @caribbeansignal.com.


July 1, 2022by Amit Uttamchandani

Barbados Murder Statistics January to June 2022

Orange Cottage, Horse Hill, St. Joseph. Scene of a double-murder on June 29 (Image Source: NationNews)

There have been at least 15 murders for the year so far. The data presented below is from January to June 2022. The steps involved in this analysis are similar to my 2020 analysis.

Table 1 - Murders Jan to Jun 2022
Table 1 – Murders in Barbados January to June 2022.

Note to Table 1: Data extracted from The NationNews and Barbados Today website (click to enlarge).

109 comments

  • Murder Murder Murder
    Kill Kill Kill
    If bulk of shootings and killings are in St Michael
    Do you think they might be the same shotters in some kind of war with tit for tat revenge beefs

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  • Cabin Stabbin

    Scalp Dem

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    “Who are the white collar criminals importing weapons and drugs?”

    am beginning to think that was a TRICK QUESTION….but it did not really go as planned..

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    Speaking of the MURDER RATE…..

    is that an alleged accusation of MURDER and A MAYBE COVERUP (another one??????) am seeing on other platforms…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    TLSN….me thinks that COLD BLOODED MURDERERS….are not finding it as easy to escape like before…people are waiting patiently for arrests in this one.

    “A firestorm of fear ignited in Malta this week, when one of the admitted conspirators in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, George Degiorgio, told Reuters that he intends to spill the proverbial beans, regarding who was behind the murder, to reduce the long prison sentence he expects to receive. Whilst he did not specify whom he intends to name and shame, the consensus of opinion centers around three prominent individuals.”

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  • RE So what’s going on at QEH that patients are reportedly being denied discharge in

    Ward B6
    Ward A2
    Ward B5
    Wards C5, 6
    NICU

    If there is a bacterial or other outbreak…..LET THE PUBLIC KNOW…

    THIS IS BARE RUBBISH AND CONCENTRATED BOVINE EXCREMENT AS IS TO BE EXPECTED FROM THE AUTHOR OF THIS POST…WHO PRETENDS TO KNOW ALL BUT KNOWS ONLY ABOUT……….I WONT SAY AT THIS TIME

    THE QEH CAN NOT DENY ANYONE DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL. UNLESS THE PATIENT HAS BEEN REMANDED THERETO.

    A HOSPITAL IS NOT A PRISON

    IF A PATIENT WANTS TO LEAVE HOSPITAL FOR ANY REASON ALL THEY MUST DO IS SIGN A SELF DISCHARGE FORM THATS IS ALL.

    THIS IS TO ALLEVIATE THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION FROM ANY UNTOWARD EVENT THAT MIGHT BEFALL THE PATIENT. ON THEIR DEPARTURE.

    PATIENTS ARE ONLY OFFICIALLY DISCHARGED FROM CARE UPON THE SIGNATURE OF THE ATTENDING PHSICIAN

    WHERE IN THE WORLD DOES ANY HOSPITAL (EVEN IN AFRICA -THE FOUNT OF ALL KNOWLEDGE AND EXCELLENCE) RESTRICT DISCHARHE OF PATIENTS IF THERE IS A “BACTERIA OR OTHER OUTBREAK” WHAT THOSE ARE?

    IS BU NOW A PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS?

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  • Dub,

    Revenge beefs, turf wars. The usual.

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  • Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the carpark of Chefette Restaurant on Black Rock Main Road, St Michael around 3:40 p.m.

    According to lawmen, a masked man who was riding a bicycle opened fire on three men who were sitting in a motorcar. The driver drove off and went to the Black Rock Police Station and reported the matter.

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  • @ African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved,

    A critic of yours lamented the unfair twinning of Barbados and South Africa.. Pethaps Malta wpuld be a fairer comparison. A country which is hideously more corrupted than Batbados-only by a small measure!

    Daphne Caruana Galizia’s spirit remains a beacon in a world that has lost its soul.

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