A shocking incident came from Belize island where a 37-year-old woman and her daughter has been killed by the security guard at their home, who then commits suicide after the crime. The incident took place in the Kingspark area early Saturday morning when gunshots were heard by the people.
Belize: A shocking incident came from Belize island where a 37-year-old woman and her daughter has been killed by the security guard at their home, who then commits suicide after the crime. The incident took place in the Kingspark area early Saturday morning when gunshots were heard by the people.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Belize Police Department, informed the media that when the Police responded at around 2 am but could not find anything as nobody was seen.
He further added that “Around 7 am, we received another call when we were informed about the residence where two women’s dead body was lying in their living room on the floor.” The Police reported that while on their arrival, the body of the security guard was lying on a small sofa with a gun in one hand.
The Police has assumed that it might be a case of Domestic violence.
The investigation is still going on.
According to the statistics, in the year 2020, around 24 homicides were committed per 100,000 inhabitants in Belize, down from a murder rate of 33.5 registered a year earlier. At least – 102 murders were committed in Belize in the year 2020.
The island country is having one of the – highest per capita murder rates in the world. The nation has also seen increased incidents of violent crime (armed robberies, home incursions, murders) against long-term refugee residents; and physical assaults, including rape, of tourists.
The murder rate in Belize island rose from – 9 per 100,000 in the year 1995 to – 17 in 2002, – 30 in 2006, and – 45 in the year 2017, and in the year 2017 Belize City’s murder rate reached around 99 per 100,000, making it amongst the top ten most violent cities in the world, with an estimated rate on Southside at 128 per 100,000.
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