Vybz Kartel Incarceration contributes to Downward Trend in Crime – Peter Bunting Speculates
Jamaica’s National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, recently made speculation that Dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel’s incarceration has contributed to the downward trend in crime rates.
Against the background of a significant decline in major crimes in 2014, Bunting said there is reason to believe that the incarceration of popular dancehall artiste Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ has played a role in the downward trend.
He believes the incarceration of former Tivoli Gardens community leader Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has had a similar effect.
“I have no empirical basis to prove that (Vybz Kartel’s conviction) is one of the contributing factors, but if I were to speculate, I believe it would definitely be one of the factors…Similarly to Christopher Coke… it would have been an informed speculation if I said that both would have been contributing factors,” Bunting told Loop reporters.