Crime History in Trinidad & Tobago

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

Thu, 26th April, 2018 - 4:54 pm GMT
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2018 Crime Stats
T&T Murders: 168 ?
T&T Kidnappings**: 1
** Ransom only

Previous Year Crime Statistics:
TT Murders: 494
TT Kidnappings: 7

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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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Weird to read this again when searching for what this site had on the Commonwealth games. Yes, Manning tried to reach further than he could with the over $100 oil benchmark that would not have lasted. Its 2018 and there was controversy in just sending our sportsmen over there so hosting it would have been laughable.

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