Crime continues to spiral across Jamaica as the latest statistics show that almost 900 people have been murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year. Gang violence affected the parishes of St. James, St. Catherine, Clarendon and the Corporate Area. There were 140 murders in July. Westmoreland recorded 82 murders, followed by Clarendon with 80, St. Catherine North 75; St. Catherine South 72 and St. Andrew South 72. Hanover has registered 40 murders and East Kingston 28 murders at the end of last month. Another trouble spot, West Kingston, has recorded 60 murders since January.