Police: 2011 Second Quarter Crime Statistics

July 21, 2011 | 6 Comments

Today [July 21] the Bermuda Police Service released the second quarter [Q2] crime statistics, which cover from April 1st to June 30th 2011.

There were 1,139 offences in Q2 2011, an increase of 14.9% [149 offences] when compared to Q1 2011.

Crimes Against the Person offences in Q2 2011 increased by 10.1% [18 offences] compared to Q1 2011. In Q2 the notable crimes categories within the Crimes Against A Person category were murder, with 3 offences, the same as in Q1 2011 and robberies which decreased from 21 in Q1 2011 to 18 in Q2 2011.

In Q2 there were 28 firearm incidents of which 13 were confirmed, and 15 were unconfirmed.This is a decrease of -7 firearm incidents compared to Q1 2011, with -1 confirmed firearm incidents and -6 unconfirmed firearm incidents. There was a substantial increase in firearm incidents between 2007 and 2010, with Q2 2011 showing signs of a decrease.

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Crimes Against The Community offences in Q2 2011 increased by 20.7% [39 offences] compared to Q1 2011. In comparison to the same period last year (Q2 2010), Q2 2011 has decreased by 2.6% [6 offences]

The full 23-page report is below, click ‘Fullscreen’ for greater clarity:

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  1. Black Soil says:

    Total offenses are up 14.9%
    Crimes Against the Person offences increased by 10.1%
    Crimes Against The Community offences increased by 20.7%
    For Q2 there was ONLY 28 firearm incidents!!…and this was the only decrease…and I guess I’m suppose to safer now!!!....when I was growing up there was like 5 firearm incidents in a year!! This is what happens when a govt turns its back to the growing gang problems. Cayman got tough with the gangs and they are pretty much gone. 28 firearm incidents in a lousy 3 months. Bermuda’s reputation is going downhill fast. Gangstaa friendly idiots running this country who don't know a thing about parenting.

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  2. Kudos says:

    Black Soil,

    you are being ridiculous and alarmist. Yes we should be pleased that the gun/firearm incidences have lessened. Of course 1 incident is 1 too many, and no one would deny that, but the statistics clearly show a downward trending of this most serious category of crime and the Bermuda Police Service along with the community are to be thanked.
    Of course there is still work to be done, but as long as we continue to work together, I for one am confident that we can sort things out.

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    • sandgrownan says:

      Horse. Stable door. Bolted.

      The point, Kudos, is that our government has only just started to talk serious. It's too little, too late.

      The Police are doing a great job, in spite of the government.

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  3. Stat Master General says:

    Fun fact:

    Black people were responsible for 88.75% of all crimes in Bermuda in the 2nd quarter of 2011.

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  4. Rick Rock says:

    So crime has increased 15%, but we are told that is "not worrying" because "crime is the lowest it has been for years".

    Tourist arrivals are down 3.5%, and we are told that represents "modest and encouraging gains".

    Do people actually believe this stuff?

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