Today, 12 May, the RCIPS released its 2020 Crime and Traffic Statistics, and the Senior Command Team held a press conference to discuss the main developments and trends described in the statistics with the media. Among these developments are decreases in serious crime and overall crime compared to 2019. This includes decreases in acquisitive crime, violent crime and domestic abuse reports.
The report also discusses in detail the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on the crime figures. The service responded to 1,882 calls for service directly related to COVID-19, and approximately 660 persons or businesses were prosecuted for COVID-19 violations; these incidents are reflected in the report.
During the year the service continued proactive efforts, along with partner agencies, to combat organised crime groups seeking to bring illegal commodities to the Cayman Islands. The Firearms Response Unit responded to 1,126 incidents, carried out 132 planned operations, investigations, and warrant arrests, and were involved in a further 278 arrests. Officers also recovered over 2,250kg of Ganja and 62kg of Cocaine, with an estimated street value of CI$5.5 million.
All statistics as well as a full report and analysis are available here.