Crime statistics in Belize: downward trend to continue

In June 2013, the major crimes statistics in Belize has shown continuing downward trend, as compared to the June 2012. As confirmed by the comparative crime statistics for June 2013, the greatest crime reduction for the third consecutive month was registered in the Northern Zone.

Minister of National Security of Belize, Hon. John Saldivar also announced that the best overall performance in the first half of 2013 (January to June period) has been recorded in the Western Zone.

The Minister presented a cheque for $1,000 and a certificate of recognition to Senior Superintendent Joseph Myvette, head of the Northern Zone and Officer Commanding the Orange Walk Formation, the $1,000 cheque being for the best performance by the Northern Zone and the certificate of recognition for the best performance by the Orange Walk Formation. The award presentations took place at the start of the Minister and Commissioner’s monthly meeting with zone and branch commanders held at the National Police Training Academy in Belmopan.

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