He stated however that over the last ten days there has been a decline in the murder spree. He opined that the prevalence of guns continued to be a major problem.
The Acting Police Commissioner disclosed that Eighty-two percent of the murders in 2015 were committed with a firearm.
He said surveys in hot-spot communities such as Laventille show that their concern was not the police but social issues such as unemployment, lack of adequate infrastructure and garbage disposal and collection, among others that the police cannot address.
Williams said the manifesto of the new Government gives him a lot of hope as it has touched on the things he wanted a Government to focus on, among them a “whole of government” approach.
He further revealed that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service had taken off 447 guns of the street to date, more than they took off the streets last year.
A 15 year old school girl reported missing yesterday has still not been located.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating a 15-year-old school girl, who was reported missing by her mother.
Aniah Camille Benoit of School Street Train Line Road, Pinto Road, Arima, was last seen at her home at around 4:00pm on Tuesday 29th September, 2015.
Benoit is a pupil of the Arima North Secondary School. She is described as being of African descent, with a round face, and brown in complexion. She is of medium built, with black relaxed hair.
Anyone with information on the missing school girl is asked to contact the police at E999, 911 or any police station.