Monday 28 September, 2020

440 tickets issued for speeding while overall crime reduced by 33%

Police Commissioner: Derek Byrne

Police Commissioner: Derek Byrne

During the period of lockdown, Cayman has experienced a significant reduction in crime as compared to the same period in 2019, but speeding continues to be a major issue in the Cayman Islands.

Speeding continues to be a community concern. Between May 15-29, 440 motorists were issued with tickets with the top speed registered at 102 mph.

Since March 23, 780 persons have been warned for prosecution for breaches of curfew, and 17 of these were warned for prosecution more than once.

Two were warned on three separate occasions and one person warned on four separate occasions. Some 47 per cent of these were vehicular warnings while the remainder were pedestrians or cyclists. 

According to Police Commissioner, Derek Byrne, overall crime has reduced by 33 per cent as compared to the same period in 2019. The reductions are as follows:

Violent crime: down by 25 per cent

Burglary: down by 63 per cent

Robbery: down by 89 per cent

Theft: down by 62 per cent

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