Teenager stabbed to death at Baramita

A teenager was in the wee hours of Monday stabbed to death at Baramita, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini). Dead is 18-year-old Ryan Henry, a porter of Log Hill, Baramita.
The young man was reportedly rushed to the Baramita Health Centre at about 3:15h by public-spirited persons after he was observed with a stab wound to his abdomen.
The teenager was treated but subsequently succumbed to his injury. The matter was reported to the Police and based on the information received, the prime suspect was apprehended.
He remains in custody and is assisting with investigations.
During the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) year-end award ceremony, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum reported that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has recorded a total of 122 murders, with 80 per cent of them being solved.
In his presentation, he stated that for 2022, there was a total of 1521 reports of serious crimes when compared to 2002 in 2021 – a difference of 481, which represents a 19 per cent decline.
“We have recorded in the year 2022, 122 murders and this is the third lowest number of murders recorded over a 10-year period. More importantly, our detection and clear-up rate of murder are at an all-time high – that is 80.3 per cent.”
However, he stated that the year 2022 accounts for the lowest frequency in break and enter and larceny, with a total of 457. The highest was recorded in the year 2013 with 1692.