There have been at least 3 murders in Barbados for the month of January (2023). During the same month last year, there were no murders reported. January to December 2022 data and analysis can be found here. My analysis is based solely on media reports. The steps involved in the following analysis are similar to my 2020 analysis.
Note to Table 1: Data was obtained from reports in the Media and keyed into an Excel sheet for end of month analysis. However, the same data is also keyed into the online database at murders.opendatabarbados.org for immediate access.
Notes to Chart 4: The average age of all victims was 39 years old. The youngest victim was 30 years old, while the eldest victim was 44.
Note to Chart 6: I define the workweek as running from Monday to Thursday, and the weekend as running from Friday to Sunday.
Note to Chart 7: 2 (or 67%) of the 3 murders happened on a Friday.
Note to Chart 8: The time reported in The Media of the incident is what I use to assign murders to one of four time slots. However, it is important to note that in some cases, this may not be when the victim was attacked (or their time of death). That being said, 2 of the 3 murders (67%) took place between 4 PM and 8 PM.
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