Police report overall drop in crime in Saba last year

SABA–Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN, on Tuesday, presented the crime figures for 2017 to the Island Council of Saba. During this presentation the Police presented statistics regarding traffic, property crimes, violent crimes and drugs-related crimes.

There has been a considerable decrease in property crimes on Saba, the Police said in its report. In 2016 there were 25 instances of property-related crimes, and in 2017 there were 11 cases. The total number of property crimes has decreased by 56 per cent, KPCN stated.

The biggest change was noticed in the total registered cases of destructions or vandalism on the island, the Police stated.

The number of violent crimes registered in 2017 is 31, which is seven less than in 2016. The total of all violent crimes decreased by 18 per cent in 2017.

The number of assaults increased considerably from seven cases in 2016 to 16 in 2017. Domestic violence, on the other hand, shows a decrease from 12 cases in 2016 to four cases last year.

As for drug-related cases, there were four instances of drugs being found. The Police made three arrests in drug-related cases, it was stated.

The number of registered traffic incidents showed a decrease in the number of accidents with material damage and accidents with injuries compared with 2016, bringing the total traffic accidents down from 37 in 2016 to 33 in 2017.

The number of accidents with material damages decreased from 29 to 28, and the number of accidents with injuries went down from eight to five, the KPCN statistics reveal. There were no fatal traffic accidents last year.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74860-police-report-overall-drop-in-crime-in-saba-last-year