Nevis: Premier of Nevis and the leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement- Mark Brantley, shared the statistics showing a drop in major crimes in Nevis by 15 percent in 2022. He applauded Nevis High Command and its Leadership headed by Superintendent James Sutton.
Premier Mark Brantley asserted, “I have always said that crime is a social problem that requires all of society’s responses. We in the Federation and, more specifically, in Nevis have seen a steady decline in crime over the recent years.”
He added that this has been due to interventions such as the Peace Programme, growth in jobs, substantial investment in technology such as CCTV, excellent police work and most importantly, a change in attitudes as our people recognize the value of living together in peace.
While showing recent statistic, Premier Mark Brantley said that it shows a drop in major crimes in Nevis by 15% this year, and ALL categories of crime are down except robberies and drug possession. Most welcome is the fact that homicides were down from 4 in 2021 to 1 in 2022, sexual offences are down from 4 in 2021 to 1 in 2022 and possession of firearms is down from 6 in 2021 to 1 in 2022.
While lauding the police officials of Nevis, Premier Brantley cited, “I take the time to salute the Nevis High Command and its Leadership headed by Superintendent James Sutton, as well as the contingent of the army based on Nevis, which assists with patrols. I also commend the Leadership at the CCTV Command Center and the staff there.”
He extended gratitude to PS Wakely Daniel also deserves commendation as he continues to work diligently on all matters involving security in Nevis. He also thanked the Ministry of National Security on St Kitts for its continued support of security efforts across the Federation.
“But most importantly, I thank the people of Nevis, especially our younger people for accepting that crime doesn’t pay and that together, we can forge a better Nevis where peace abounds, “said the premier.