2010 turned out to be the bloodiest year in Bahamian history, with a record 96 murders being recorded. In fact, the country murder rate has been increasing yearly for the past several years with new records being set in 4 of the last 5 years. Thats astounding when you think of it… more and more people are being killed every year!
Most troubling is the inescapable conclusion that our leaders are proving incapable of fighting this surge in murder. They seem too slow to adjust to new trends or adopt new crime fighting methods. In fact, when asked if any changes would be made to the police force and it methods, the Prime Minister said he was satisfied with the way things were!
No new strategies, initiatives, no more resources… just stand pat and hope things change? That leaves us with the question; will this be another record year?
This page will record each murder for the year and the surrounding circumstances. It is my hope that this page become a resource for those seeking to find information on murders in 2011.
Stay safe in 2011!
MURDERS IN JANUARY – 12
It is great to see the backside of January. Which was an incredibly busy month with 12 murders. Thats 1 murder every 2.5 days! If this pace continues we’re looking at another record year for sure. I hope we have far fewer murders Next month, after all February is the month of love.
The combination of a month focused on love and perhaps the start of Operation Rapid Strike by the RBPF saw a 42% drop in crime for February compared to January. Its interesting to note that for the first 3 weeks of February there were only 3 murders, then from the 22nd – 28 there were 4 murders in 1 week! So it seems that everybody was in a loving mode until after Valentines Day. Whats going to happen next month?
MURDERS IN MARCH – 17
Wow! March was a really deadly month. I was right that the low February murder count was due to it being the month of love. One weekend in March saw about 6 murders. It was truly march madness! The regular law abiding citizens are stunned, what has happened to paradise? Whats even more stunning is that the police seem completely out of touch and the Minister of National Security doesn’t have a clue.
MURDERS IN APRIL – 4
MURDERS IN MAY
MURDERS IN JUNE
MURDERS IN JULY
MURDERS IN AUGUST
MURDERS IN SEPTEMBER
MURDERS IN OCTOBER
MURDERS IN NOVEMBER
MURDERS IN DECEMBER