Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, May 29, 2016Eight-five per cent of the murders in T&T are gun-related, according to figures from the T&T Police Service (TTPS).
There were 420 murders in 2015, 403 murders in 2014, 407 murders in 2013, 379 murders in 2012, and 352 murders in 2011 out of a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The detection rate for murder was 13.6 per cent for 2015, a decrease from 16.1 per cent in 2014, according to records from the TTPS.
And despite the seizure of 691 firearms in 2015, the proliferation of illegal guns continues to fuel the drug …read more
Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian