Crime is costing us 5% of our GDP says Security Minister.

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Parrottee, St. Elizabeth.

The Minister of Security, Robert Montague, has revealed that crime in Jamaica is costing the Country 5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Thats 68 billion dollars.

He made the revelation while speaking a Town-Hall meeting in parrotee Black River, St. Elizabeth last night at the Everglades Conference Center.

He went on to say its costing the country millions more per year to treat gunshot victims at our hospitals.

He said crime in Jamaica is not a random thing but very well organized and targeted, and many persons who looks law abiding or contributors to crime in Jamaica. He called upon Jamaicans to be more organized because the criminals are well organized and have a wide network through which they operate.

Taking a swipe at the Opposition PNP, he said Jamaica`s crime problem didn’t start on February 25th 2016 as some would have people believe.

Montague was making a stop on his Island-wide Town-Hall meeting tour last evening in St. Elizabeth.

 

Staff Reporter.

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