Tag Archives: Trinidad and Tobago

Hot spots policing in Latin America

This blog post discusses the importance of making the best possible use of police resources in high-crime cities in Latin America and describes studies underway to test the deterrent and displacement effects of hot spot patrols. Advertisements

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Murders unsolved in Trinidad & Tobago

This article reports an increase in homicides and firearms trafficking in Trinidad & Tobago amid concern that instability in nearby Venezuela will spill over. Police solved less than 14% of the country’s 420 reported murders last year.

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Perceptions of insecurity in Latin America

This article reviews trends in public opinion toward crime in Central and South America. Venezuelans registered the strongest feelings of insecurity in 2014 while residents of Trinidad & Tobago were most likely to rate security as the most important problem … Continue reading

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External review in Trinidad and Tobago

This editorial describes challenges faced by the independent Police Complaints Authority in Trinidad and Tobago, which has a newly-appointed director. Despite a $14 million budget the PCA must rely on internal police investigations of killings by police, of which there … Continue reading

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Crime control in Trinidad and Tobago

A recent report to the government in Trinidad and Tobago includes recommendations for crime control and better policing. It supports community-oriented and problem-oriented strategies currently in place but emphasizes the need for higher police personnel standards and better training, among … Continue reading

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