Crime drops 12% in 2020, “Cayman is one of the safest places to live.”

(RCN) The RCIPS held a Media briefing on Wednesday 12th of May, to discuss the 2020 Crime statistics. Crime was down by 12% (statistics excluding Covid-19 charges). This figure is likely lower due to the three months of nightly curfews and lockdowns on sundays.

Violent crimes decreased by 12%, Sexual crimes by 20% and Domestic violence by 20%. Drug related crimes increased by 12%.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said the crime situation was “stable” and the Cayman Islands remained one of the safest places to live and work in the world.

The Police Commissioner was challenged by members of the media, about the statistics being distorted due to Covid-19 lockdowns, but the Commissioner disputed these claims. After the lockdowns were eased, violent crimes did see an increase.

The full Statistical report and the Media briefing are attached below.

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