Commissioner thanks citizens of SVG for cooperation and good behaviour over Easter Weekend

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John and members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) wishes to thank the citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for their cooperation and commendable behaviour over the past Easter Weekend. The public generally adhered to the COVID-19 advisories and protocols that have been set out by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

While there were incidents of crimes reported, including a homicide which was committed on 9.4.2020; Easter Weekend 2020 has been one of the most quiet and peaceful in recent years. According to police statistics, a total of thirty (30) crimes were reported collectively at the twenty one (21) Police Stations, Narcotics Unit and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) compared to fifty four (54) in 2018 and forty four (44) in 2019. The 2020 figures show a 44.44% decrease over 2018 and 31.82% over 2019 respectively.

With respect to motor vehicular accidents reported for the aforementioned period: seven (7) accidents were reported in 2018, one (1) in 2019 and five (5) in 2020.

However, comparative analysis of motor vehicular accidents statistics for January to March 2019 to the same period in 2020 shows a reduction of 7.66% percent. According to statistics from the Traffic Department, a total of 222 accidents were reported in 2019 compared to 205 in 2020.

The Commissioner of Police thanks the public for its invaluable support and goodwill. “Together, we can make St. Vincent and the Grenadines a safer and more peaceful country”. Remember to be your “brother’s keeper” and “If You See Something Say Something”. STAY SAFE! and be LAW ABIDING!