REGIONAL – ‘Bloodiest month’
PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad’s acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams has revealed September has been the bloodiest month of the year so far, with 50 murders recorded.
“We have 50 murders for September 2015 so it is the most violent month for the year thus far, although we have seen over the last ten days, a rolling back in the numbers.
“Now whenever there are murders the TT Police Service (TTPS) has a concern, so although we have a rolling back, it is not about looking at qualifying the murders…but it has to be recognised that the reports of violence dropped over the past ten days,” Williams told local radio station, i95.5FM yesterday.
Williams said there have only been seven murders over ten days, which he noted is a big difference from what happened in the bulk of the month of September
“And while we don’t have any study which clearly signals cause-and-effect relationships as to why we have 50 murders in one month in 2015, there are a lot of considerations being advanced as to some of the things which would have triggered the levels of violence in the month of September,” he added.