Asserting that everyone wants to see a reduction in the crime rate, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has lamented that no one is willing to speak out.
“No one is willing to speak out against such crimes, take action, report the matters and step up by making an example out of transgressors,” Francis declared at a news conference this morning.
He made the remarks while announcing that since the inauguration of the City Police in December last year, a number of ‘success stories’ have been recorded.
“While we will not blow our own trumpet, we believe that with the additional officers to be added to the current pool very soon, we will achieve part of what you want to in the City,” Francis said.
He shared with reporters details of crime statistics compiled by the City Police.
Possession of dangerous weapons topped the list of offences in the City, with fourteen cases being recorded.
There were seven cases of indecent exposure/ urinating in public and seven cases each of unlawful assault and using threatening words.
The list also included five cases of disorderly behavior and three drug-related arrests.