Gun Homicides Down By 27% In St.Kitts-Nevis

Twenty-three homicides occurred in both 2017 and 2018, 2018, however, ends with less gun-related homicides.The Police along with the St Kitts and Nevis Defense Force and the Regional Security System (RSS) removed 37 illegal firearms from the streets of St. Kitts and Nevis in 2018.

Of the 23 homicides this year, 17 were gun-related, six were crimes of passion.Assistant Commissioner of Police Andre Mitchell said in September that the Federation had recorded 21 homicides so far in 2018, 15 of which are gun-related. The others, for the most part, relate to acts of domestic violence.