CSSN Annual Report 2016 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

CSSN would like to thank everyone who made reports, and those who offered constructive help and suggestions to help make our service even more useful.

CSSN 2016 Annual Report

More good things happened at CSSN this year. We announced our information sharing partnership with Noonsite, enabling us both to bring our audiences even more timely and complete information. This partnership complements our continuing partnership with the SSCA, and the daily KPK HF broadcast (8104 kHz at 0815 AST).

We welcomed new members to our all-volunteer team and introduced several important new features on the website. It’s now easy to search our archived News and Incident Reports by month. We also added a very popular FAQ, answering your most asked questions. Behind the scenes a variety of performance and security enhancements were made as well.

While total reported incidents were essentially unchanged 2014 to 2015 (74/77), in 2016 we recorded a 17% increase (77/90).

Both violent crimes (assault, piracy, robbery) and nonviolent crimes (burglary, theft, vandalism) showed similar increases. We received our first reports from Cuba (2) and for the first time, no reports from Venezuela – both likely a reflection of changing cruising destinations.

Violent crimes were reported in 6 countries in 2015, but increased to 9 countries in 2016. Violence ranged from restraint to serious injuries (including gunshot wounds) and sexual assault (rape), and death. See 2016 HOTspots Violent Reports

In 2016  only three countries accounted for slightly more than 50% of total incidents, vs. 4 countries in 2015.  During 2016 Grenada had 24 reports, St. Lucia 12 and SVG 12. All other countries had 5 or less, with most having only 1 or 2. To review incidents by country for 2016 click here. For 2015 here.

Grenada – Grenada reported not only the largest absolute number of incidents in 2016 but the largest overall increase (+500%). This was driven by a significant increase in the number of thefts/burglaries that occurred in the south coast anchorages. Grenada reported 2 assaults in 2016, up from none in either of the 2 previous years.

St. Lucia – total incidents in St. Lucia increased 33% from 9 to 12 in 2016. Violent incidents (1) were flat, the increase was driven by nonviolent incidents, which not only increased but were more broadly dispersed.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) – The total number of incidents reported in SVG declined in 2016, however, the mix of violent and nonviolent incidents was greatly changed in 2016. Violent crimes increased +500%, and included the region’s only death, and were reported from a variety of locations throughout the SVG island group. SVG violent incidents represent 33% of ALL violent incidents against yachts reported to CSSN for the entire region . Nonviolent reports in SVG actually declined, largely attributable to fewer reports from Canouan, which had the highest number of reports in the region in the prior year (2015).

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

First hand reports continued to dominate in 2016, bringing the most complete and best quality information to our community. We all depend on each other to self-report, and there is more to do. Please, help everyone by getting the word out. We have worked hard to make reporting accessible and easy.

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If you are a victim, complete the simple online incident report, or contact KPK during the daily HF broadcast (SSB 8104 kHz at 12:15 UTC). If you hear about an incident, encourage the victims to make a direct first person report to CSSN. Or, make a report yourself (we will work closely with you to get all the facts available). CSSN’s site and data are tools for the cruising community, and we all share responsibility to use them wisely for our mutual safety and security.

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CSSN Annual Report 2016 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

CSSN would like to thank everyone who made reports, and those who offered constructive help and suggestions to help make our service useful.

CSSN 2016 Annual Report

More good things happened at CSSN this year. We announced our information sharing partnership with Noonsite, enabling us both to bring our audiences more timely and complete information. This partnership complements our continuing partnership with the SSCA, and the daily KPK HF broadcast (8.104 at 0815 AST) .

We welcomed new members to our all-volunteer team and introduced several important new features on the website. It’s now easy to search out archived News and reports by month. We also added a very popular FAQ, answering your most asked questions. Behind the scenes a variety of performance and security enhancements were made as well.

In 2016 CSSN recorded a 17% increase in reported incidents

 

While total reported incidents were essentially unchanged 2014 to 2015, (74/77) in 2016 we recorded a 17% increase (77/90).

 

 

 

 

Both violent crimes (assault, piracy, robbery) and nonviolent crimes (burglary, theft, vandalism) show increases.

Both violent crimes (assault, piracy, robbery) and nonviolent crimes (burglary, theft, vandalism) showed similar increases. We received our first reports from Cuba (2) and for the first time, none from Venezuela – likely a reflection of changing cruising destinations.

 

Both violent crimes (assault, piracy, robbery) and nonviolent crimes (burglary, theft, vandalism) show increases.

 

Violence by country, violence ranged from restraint to serious injuries (including gunshot wounds) and sexual assault (rape), and death.

Violent crimes were recorded in 6 countries in 2015, but increased to 9 during 2016. Violence ranged from restraint to serious injuries (including gunshot wounds) and sexual assault (rape), and death. See 2016 HOTspots Events by Country

 

In 2016 three countries accounted for slightly more than 50% of total incidents, vs. 4 countries in 2015.  During  2016 Grenada had 24 reports, St. Lucia 12 and SVG 12. All other countries had 5 or less, with most having only 1 or 2. To review incidents by country for 2016 click here. For 2015 here.

 

 

The 2016 Increase was 500% and was driven by a significant increase in the number of thefts/burglaries that occurred in the south coast anchorages

Grenada – Grenada reported not only the largest absolute number of incidents in 2016 but the largest overall increase (+500%). This was driven by a significant increase in the number of thefts/burglaries that occurred in the south coast anchorages. Grenada had 2 reported assaults in 2016, up from none the 2 previous years.

St. Lucia – total incidents in St. Lucia increased 33% from 9 to 12 in 2016. Violent incidents (1) were flat, the increase was driven by nonviolent incidents, which not only increased but were more broadly dispersed.

Total incidents in St. Lucia increased 33% driven by nonviolent incidents, broadly dispersed
The total number of incidents reported in SVG declined in 2016 – However, violent crimes increased +500%, and included the regions only death

 

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) – The total number of incidents reported in SVG declined in 2016, however, the mix of violent and nonviolent incidents was greatly changed in 2016. Violent crimes increased +500%, and included the regions only death, and were reporting from a variety of locations throughout the SVG island group. They represent 33% of ALL violent incidents against yachts reported to CSSN for the entire region . Nonviolent reports actually declined, largely attributable to fewer reports from Canouan, which had the highest number of reports in the region in the prior year (2015).

 

 

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

First hand reports continued to dominate in 2016, bringing the most complete and best quality information to our community. We all depend on each other to self-report, and there is more to do. Please, help everyone by getting the word out. We have worked hard to make reporting accessible and easy.

 
CSSN Incident Report Icon-150x150

If you are a victim, complete the simple online incident report, or contact KPK during the daily HF broadcast (SSB 8104 at 12:15 UTC). If you hear about an incident, encourage the victims to make a direct first person report to CSSN. Or, make a report yourself (we will work closely with you to get all the facts available). CSSN’s site and data are tools for the cruising community, and we all share responsibility to use them wisely for our mutual safety and security.

SUBSCRIBE to Email ALERTS

 

CSSN remains an all-volunteer, independent, self funded team. Please encourage your friends to subscribe to (FREE) Alerts!, and include CSSN information in your risk assessments & precautions – so you 

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO !

 

We always welcome your feedback and suggestions, simply click the “CONTACT US” link on any page of the website.

 

 

Safe Cruising,

Kim White

 

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CSSN Annual Report 2015 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

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CSSN Reports of Crime Against Yachts 2015 At-a-Glance

CSSN 2015 Annual Report

CSSN would like to thank everyone who made reports, and those who offered constructive help and suggestions to help make our service useful.

Lots of good things happened at CSSN this past year. CSSN has partnered with SSCA and daily “KPK” HF broadcasts ( 8.104 at 0:815 AST) are now on the air, with security reports, interesting and important news from the Caribbean, while also providing shore based resources to those who need them.

The CSSN webmistress continued to make many important performance and security enhancements to the site, which is now even faster and more mobile friendly.

We also added significant features during 2015.

1. The inclusion of the 1st/2nd/3rd hand graphic imparts important information on incident reports
2. ALERT ! subscribers now have low bandwidth subscription options
3. The site is easily translated into over 50 languages
4. Incident reports can be submitted in 6 languages, English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Swedish
5. Hotspots continues to display incident reports, but they are now specifically geolocated on the map
6. A powerful Search option now allows quick and easy access to whatever information on the CSSN site that interests a user
7. Given the increase in their occurrence, Attempted Piracy, Piracy and Vandalism were added to the incident event menu
8. Social media ! We launched our Facebook page, as well as Twitter and RSS feeds so we now deliver our content via these channels in addition to the very popular free ALERTS !

 

 

AnalysisLooking at the data for 2015, the type and mix of events did change, while the total number of reported incidents increased only modestly vs. 2014, (77 vs. 74). We saw more reports of Piracy, Attempted Piracy and Vandalism. Assaults increased by 267% but Burglary decreased by 53%. There were more violent incidents in 2015.

 

2015 vs 2014 Graph
The total reported incidents increased (77 in 2015 vs. 74 in 2014) New are reports of Piracy, Attempted Piracy and Vandalism. Assaults increased by 267%, but Burglary decreased by 53%

 

In 2015 four countries accounted for slightly more than 50% of the reports:

SVG = 18
St.Lucia = 9
Honduras = 6
St. Martin (French) = 6

The rest of the countries had 4 or less incidents reported. To review the incidents by country, click here for 2014, and here for 2015. To review event by country for 2014 click here, for 2015 click here.

Burglaries decreased by 53% 2015 over 2014. There were fewer reports of breaking into unoccupied yachts, either stored ashore or on a morning, during the off-season. Increased awareness and improved security by cruisers, marinas and storage facilities may be responsible.

Looking closer at the 267% increase in assaults in 2015 vs. 2014, there were 6 countries where assaults were reported in 2015. Haiti (3), Colombia (2), Dominica (2), Venezuela (2), SVG (1) and St. Lucia (1).

Pie Assault 2015
The severity of the assaults ranged from threats with a deadly weapon, to severe injuries, to death

The severity of the assaults ranged from threats with a deadly weapon, to severe injuries, to death. A special detailed summary of the assaults; attempted piracy and piracy events is available for 2014 click here, for 2015 click here.

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

First hand reports dominate the incidents reported for 2015, and their proportion continues to climb, bringing the most complete and best quality information to our community. We all depend on each other to self-report, and there is more to do. Please, help everyone by getting the word out. We have worked hard to make reporting accessible and easy.

 

Report Incident to Caribbean Safety and Security Net
Report Incident to CSSN

If you are a victim, complete the simple online incident report, or contact KPK during the daily HF broadcast (SSB 8104 at 12:15 UTC). If you hear about an incident, encourage the victims to make a direct first person report to CSSN. Or, make a report yourself (we will work closely with you to get all the facts available). CSSN’s site and data are tools for the cruising community, and we all share responsibility to use them wisely for our mutual safety and security.

 

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CSSN remains an all-volunteer, independent, self funded team. Please encourage your friends to subscribe to (FREE) Alerts!, and include CSSN information in your risk assessments & precautions – so you KNOW BEFORE YOU GO !

 

We always welcome your feedback and suggestions, simply click the “contact us” link here or on any page of the website.

Safe Cruising,

Kim White

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