Jamaica reports a 7.5% reduction in major crimes for 2023, with 1393 murders compared to 1511 in 2022. St. James Police Division records the most murders but with a 6.5% decline. St. Andrew South and St. Catherine North also show decreases in homicides. While the reduction is viewed positively, stakeholders stress the importance of continued efforts to make Jamaica safer. President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Metry Seaga, sees hope in the trend, while social anthropologist Herbert Gayle attributes the decline to violence suppression. Citizens are encouraged to play a role in creating a safer environment.

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