Crime in Barbados is up by just over 13 percent so far this year but acting Commissioner Erwin Boyce says the statistical increase is largely the result of a contrast with the relatively quiet 2021 when more covid-19 restrictions were in place.

He was speaking as the Police Service made a presentation of Personal Protective Equipment to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Mr. Boyce gave the assurance that there’s no need for alarm.

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