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TTPS used crime statistics to inform citizens of progress made in its fight against crime

TTPS used crime statistics to inform citizens of progress made in its fight against crime

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Former chairman of the Police Service Commission criminologist, Prof Ramesh Deosaran

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has used crime statistics to inform the public of progress made in
its fight to protect citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

However one person believes that those statistics are distorted.

Former chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) criminologist Prof Ramesh Deosaran has stated that
there are reasons that support his analogy.

Speaking with News Power Now this morning, he revealed that one had to be careful when referring to crime
statistics.

He disclosed that ‘none reported crimes’ severely affected crime statistics, not just in T&T but worldwide.

He also listed other factors that could seriously affect crime statistics in T&T.

He said that based on these reasons citizens needed to be aware that there is more than what the crime

statistics tell us.

Former chairman of the Police Service Commission criminologist, Prof Ramesh Deosaran

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    Hans-Elmar 2 years

    At least crime statistics can prove the extent of crime in a country. For example the murder rate per 100 000 inhabitants.In Japan this rate is 0.5, in Germany 0.8, in USA 5.2 and in Trinidad 34.8. Furthermore the statistics reveals the percentage of crime being solved by the police.If people compare all these items they know how crime ridden a country is and how efficient the police is.

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