Crime History in Trinidad & Tobago

Governments come and go, each with a new 'solution' for crime

Thu, 14th December, 2017 - 3:59 am GMT
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2017 Crime Stats
T&T Murders: 466 ?
T&T Kidnappings**: 7
** Ransom only

Previous Year Crime Statistics:
TT Murders: 462
TT Kidnappings: 0

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How Crime Has Evolved

As the growth of socio-economic success took hold of Trinidad and Tobago so too did the desire for material possessions. In my personal opinion, serious spikes in crime started when there was a mass deportation of T&T nationals from North America (1999-2000). Another possible contributing factor was the influx of immigrants (both legal and illegal) that took up places and positions that would have otherwise been occupied by locals. The impact on real estate has been significant and basic salaries do not even cover the most standard of needs.

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There are too many of these all around the country specially when going to Maracas. The speed at which engineers attack the problem is also very slow (Months or years!) for something that could cause serious injury, loss of home or even death.

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