But during a series of interviews with female prostitutes in Kingston over the weekend, it was revealed that the sex industry players are seeing a marked increase in the number of robbery attacks against their members.
The women, trying to come up with reasons behind the spike in attacks against them, said they believe that thieves have been driven to the relatively 'soft target' as police clamp down on a wide variety of criminal activities
"From the other day a pure rob them a rob we, it look like them feel girls out here are easy push over; we want them leave we alone," said one woman who works in the Cross Roads area.
Added another: "It look like when the police step up the pressure on criminals in some areas, many of them start to seek new ways to earn and this is one area where them come."
A female prostitute reportedly died less than a month ago after being attacked, robbed and beaten in the area.
"The girl was just doing her thing in Cross Roads when bad man attack her," one of the prostitutes said.
The girl reportedly succumbed to her injuries a few days later in hospital.
One woman, who says she has been in the trade for more than five years, told Loop News that, in the past month alone, "is more than three times them (criminals) come to rob us right here so."
Similar reports have been made by prostitutes in New Kingston.
"Me can't explain why this is happening but it really affecting us, criminals them just wait until we earn and then come rob us; we need the authorities to look into the matter," said one sex worker who does business in the commercial district.
But Police in Cross Roads and New Kingston, when contacted by Loop News, said they have not received any reports on the matter. The police are encouraging the women to share what they know with the relevant authorities.
BY: LOOP NEWS