Major Crime Analysis for December 2020Belize Crime Observatory
The year 2020 saw a monumental decline in major crimes cases registered by the Belize Police Department. A total of 888 major crimes cases were registered, compared to 1,264 during 2019. This decline of 376 cases amounted to 29.75%.
Overall, declines were recorded nationally for all categories of crimes, with the greatest declines recorded for robbery and burglary, while the least declines were recorded for sexual offences in the ‘major crimes’ category: rape and unlawful sexual intercourse.
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