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.