Homicide Trends & Patterns in Trinidad and Tobago: A Ten-Year Analysis
Keith Carrington, College of Professional Studies, Division of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Abstract: Beginning in the early 1990s, Trinidad and Tobago began experiencing increasing violent crime rates. Homicides became the major source of concern and were believed to be the best barometer of violent crime in the twin-island state. This exploratory study uses homicide data from 1990 to 1999 to examine the patterns and trends of homicides that occurred in the country.