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National Security Minister Disputes Report Ranking T&T Among The World’s 20 Most Dangerous Countries.

by | Nov 5, 2018

Government Minister, Stu­art Young in his capacity as Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty, is disputing an online report which ranked this coun­try as 12th on a list of the world’s 20 most dan­ger­ous coun­tries.

The report in the Busi­ness In­sid­er, last Friday, placed this country on the list, as it noted an increase in mur­ders, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and sex­u­al as­saults.

However, Minister Young is ques­tion­ing what da­ta the au­thors used to determine the ranking.

Speaking in a radio interview, he disputed the ranking and noted that there is no support­ing in­for­ma­tion of any mea­sure­ment as to how they come up with Trinidad be­ing at num­ber 12 on the list.

He added that the pub­li­ca­tion “claimed” it was quot­ing a cou­ple of sen­tences which was from a US State De­part­ment re­port.

Mr Young emphasized that those sen­tences are not backed by any sta­tis­tics.

Minister Young admitted however that he is concerned about crime and the number of murders that have taken place in the country.

Reports say there was a high-level national security meeting held over the weekend to discuss the crime rate and several weekend murders.

Those in attendance reportedly included Minster Young, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and regional police commanders.

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