According to the Trinidad and Tobago government, gang and drug-related activities continue to drive the murder rate. The Northern Division of Trinidad, which includes Arima and Tunapuna, once again reported the highest number of murders, at 141.
Trinidad and Tobago has been named as the 12th most dangerous country in the world, while Jamaica is listed at the 10th most dangerous .
Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime , terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain due to crime .
There are a few areas of the capital, Port of Spain on Trinidad , that can be dangerous . Communities like Laventille, Morvant, Sea Lots, South Belmont are prone to violent crime, such as sexual assault, robberies and gang violence, and should be avoided.
T&T Police Service (TTPS) 2018 crime statistics show a 2.5% increase in overall serious criminal activity compared to 2017. According to TTPS statistics, there were 517 murders nationwide in 2018, after 495 in 2017, 462 in 2016, 420 in 2015, and 403 in 2014, in a population of approximately 1.4 million people.
Drug trafficking and gang-related activities continue to fuel the demand for illegal weapons. TTPS reports 539 murders nationwide in 2019, after 517 in 2018, 495 in 2017, 462 in 2016, and 420 in 2015, in a population of approximately 1.4 million people.
Chances are that the friendly people of Bonaire are trying to see if you’re not lost or need any help. Bonaire is widely recognized as one of the safest Caribbean islands and Bonairean people are part of that reason.
Green anacondas are found in Trinidad and tropical South America, east of the Andes, south to Bolivia and northern Paraguay. They live in sluggish streams, rivers and adjacent swamps and marshes.
There are three extant families in the New World, one of which is found in Trinidad and Tobago. All monkeys in this family are arboreal and feed primarily on leaves, fruits and insects.
The ethnic makeup of Trinidad is dominated by two groups, roughly equal in size: blacks , descended from slaves brought in to work on cotton and sugar plantations beginning in the late 18th century, and Indo-Trinidadians, or East Indians, whose ancestors were primarily labourers who immigrated from the Indian
Caribbean : murder rate 2018, by select cities . Among the cities depicted in this statistic, San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital, registered the highest homicide rate as of 2018. An average of 43 people every 100,000 inhabitants in this city were reportedly murdered.
Most visits to Tobago are trouble free and incidents of violent crime are rare. However, there have been recent incidents involving tourists (including British nationals) being robbed and raped.
Forming the two southernmost links in the Caribbean chain, Trinidad and Tobago lie close to the continent of South America, northeast of Venezuela and northwest of Guyana. Trinidad , by far the larger of the two main islands, has an area of about 1,850 square miles (4,800 square km).