Jamaican superstar Grammy winning recording artiste Orville Burrell aka Shaggy is suggesting ways and means that we can use to try stem the crime problem in Jamaica. While giving a recent speech with regards to his Shaggy and Friends charity concert, shaggy took the liberty to touch on possible solutions to our crime issues. Shaggy said “What if we come into a town hall meeting? Seh we go a Tivoli, for argument sake. Yuh have Shaggy, Usain Bolt; people who come from nothing but have made it. Which badman or don inna one community nah go come siddung when mi seh: ‘Yow, Shaggy and Bolt waan come hold a reason?’ … Mek dem know seh the position weh dem inna, we did inna at some point; the poverty weh you a feel, we did feel. I don’t think a badman just get up and just start kill people so. There’s something going on; dem bruk, dem hungry, there’s no opportunity, their education isn’t right,”.
The Mr. Lover lover deejay also stated that “We need to educate them (the criminals). They need to see what their repercussions are when they decide seh dem a go rob da man. If his shop employed 13 people, that’s 13 families… So you just put 13 families out of a job, what do you leave them to do? You just created a next set of criminals,”.
As indicated by 2017 reports, St James keeps on driving the count with 325 killings and Clarendon with 166.
Most killing occur in this order based on location:
Westmoreland 147 killings
St Catherine North 138
Kingston Western division 125.