More than 1050 murders have been recorded in Jamaica so far this year, according to the latest crime statistics compiled by the Police High Command.
According to the data, the country recorded 1,058 murders between January 1 and Friday of this week.
This is 136 less than the 1,164 homicides recorded over the corresponding period last year, representing an 11 per cent reduction.
The data showed 732 people have been injured in violent attacks since the start of the year.
St. James continues to lead the country in homicides, with 144 murders. St. Andrew South recorded 93 murders, with Westmoreland racking up 91, St. Catherine North recording 86 and Clarendon not far behind with 83 murders.
Thirteen of the 19 police divisions are seeing a reduction in homicides and shootings.