After the double murder of Rivière Salée, the anxiety rises a notch in Mar.

After the double murder of Rivière Salée, the anxiety rises a notch in Mar.


Twelve homicides have been committed on the island since the beginning of the year, according to official figures, and fourteen according to the National Police Alliance. The drama of Rivière-Salée, on Thursday, June 9, 2022, revived fears among the population.


“Too many shootings and deaths in my country, I’m really sadThis is a comment among many others posted on a social network by a Martinique internet user after the murder of two people killed by a gun on Thursday night (June 9, 2022) in a house in Rivière Salée.

His reaction reflects the dismay and resignation that gripped the population after this new bloody drama. “Rifles can be reported more for naughty people“points out another with the same resentment and impotence.

The crime scene in a house in Cité Nouvelle (Rivière-Salée).



© Marco Calmo Martinique the 1st

In Rivière-Salée, it is not only the execution of several bullets in the head and chest of the occupants of the house that frightens but also the composure of the killers who seem not to back down from anything or anyone to accomplish their package. .

“This gratuitous violence is unbearable“, another Martinique Internet user was outraged a few hours earlier after the murder of a 28-year-old man inside a restaurant-bar in Fort-de-France on June 8, 2022.

Week after week, the list of victims grows inexorably like a fatality? The feeling of insecurity has long given way to fear, all the more so as these crimes add to other violence that is gangrening society.

SOS Crisis / contact / help / solidarity

The contact of the SOS Kriz Martinique listening platform.



© SOS crisis / DR

The SOS KRIZ prevention platform received no less than 1,066 distressed calls, just last May. With regard to repeated killings, its director, Fabienne Sainte-Rose, is concerned that the situation is deteriorating in both Martinique and the United States.

People face nights of terror, insomnia, doubt, fear for their lives. They don’t sleep anymore. These murders take place in front of their homes or near their homes in communities where everyone knows each other. The Covid had plunged us into two harrowing years for fear of dying of the disease. Today everyone is afraid to go out and get a lost ball

Fabienne Sainte-Rose SOS KRIZ platform

Since the beginning of the year, according to a count, twelve homicides have been committed in Martinique. By a macabre comparison, there were nineteen for the whole of 2018, twenty-five for 2019, sixteen for 2020, and sixteen for 2021.

Crime scene

Twelve homicides have been committed in Martinique since January 1, 2022. The official figure released by the Fort-de-France Public Prosecutor’s Office is, however, disputed by Thierry Baucelin, departmental secretary of the Alliance Police nationale.

According to our own count, there have been fourteen homicides since the beginning of the year across the department. What is frightening is the act by increasingly reckless and increasingly violent methods. The guys outright shoot blindly anyway with necessarily collateral damage

Thierry Beaucelin, departmental secretary of the Alliance Police nationale syndicate.

Twelve or fourteen homicides in six months in Martinique? Whatever the exact number, it’s cold in the back. As a macabre comparison, there were nineteen murders for the entire year 2018, twenty-five for 2019, sixteen for 2020 and sixteen for 2021.



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