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Senators exchange words over crime statistics

by | Jul 17, 2014

anand ramlogan4There was heated debate between opposition Senator Farris Al Rawi and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan over the crime detection rate.

Debate in the Senate continued yesterday in Parliament.

In wrapping up debate in the Miscellaneous Provisions Administration of Justice Bill 2014, the AG sought to correct crime statistics quoted by Opposition Senator Farris Al Rawi during his contribution on Tuesday.

The AG said between the years 2000-2008 when the People’s National Movement was in office the crime detection rate dropped from a high of 31 percent to an abysmal low of 17 percent.

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Mr. Ramlogan also addressed Al Rawi’s comments against officers in the AG’s office who assist in drafting legislation.

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For the second day in a row the exchanges between the Attorney General and Senator Al Rawi became heated with the AG heavily criticizing the Opposition Senator.

Opposition Senator, Faris Al-Rawi

Opposition Senator, Faris Al-Rawi

Senator Farris Al Rawi has stated contrary to figures quoted by the Attorney General, statistical evidence from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has shown that the detection rate is low.

He has maintained that his comments in the Senate on Tuesday was geared specifically toward the detection rate for murders.

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The Seantor made the comments made the comments during debate on the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act yesterday.

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