Police Release Crime Statistics

November 3, 2011

10 guns and $48.85 million worth of drugs have been seized so far this year according to statistics released today [Nov.3] by the Bermuda Police Service.

In addition to the 10 gun, there has also been 2 stun guns and 1 imitation firearm seized. So far this year, there has been 7 convictions for gun related crime and a further 16 people have been indicted and await trial.

The half yearly figure showed that there had been 27 confirmed firearms incidents, and the third quarter has seen that figure rise to 37. The additional 10 incidents saw two persons injured but no fatalities.

Arrests decreased by about 300 to 1033 during this quarter, and Stop/Searches decreased by 25% to 4,425.

Police are attributing these decreases to “significant reductions in gang activity and the congregating of known gang members, particularly in priority neighbourhoods where police concentrate their efforts to use search powers under the Criminal Code to disrupt gangs and suppress the carrying of illegal weapons.”

This quarter has seen a significant increase in the amount and value of drugs seized. Some 215K of drugs worth an estimated $41.9 million have been seized following joint operations with HM Customs and other law enforcement partners, both locally and abroad.

The combined value of drugs seized this year now stands at $48.85 million.

Total crime for the third quarter of 2011 showed that 1076 crimes have been committed over this period or about 12 crime reports per day. That is 5.5% lower than the previous quarter, and 14.5% lower than the same period last year.

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

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  1. Inna Bie says:

    $48.85 million to stimulate the economy…LOL

    • Gunz&Roses says:

      those drugs will be back on the streets very soon I guarantee!! They aint burning them drugs (MONEY) up.

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  3. Curious says:

    BPS, is it not right for the public to know what is being done with the drugs, guns and amunitions?

  4. The Future says:

    Funny I called the cops one day as some hoodlums were showing off their stun gun in m neighborhood. They we actually turning it on and off, it has a very distinct sound. The cops never came.