Commissioner of Police, Clayton Fernander recently revealed that reported rape cases increased by 15% in 2022.
The Minister of National Security commented on the issue outside of Cabinet this week. He told reporters, “in this country we want everyone to feel comfortable in reporting to the police that a crime has been committed against them, regardless of the crime, regardless of the nature of the crime. And so, the Commissioner has indicated they’re opening a special unit that will focus on this and that this unit will have in the same place organizations, NGOs, to provide support and care to the victims. And so, we intend to continue to make it much easier for people to report sexual offenses.”