AG: We reduced murders by 100 without state of emergency

Faris Al-Rawi
Faris Al-Rawi

ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi said this Government has been able to reduce murders year on year without imposing a state of emergency.

He was contributing to the budget debate in the House on Monday.

He said Government has brought laws to Parliament to deal with firearms, sexual offences, bail restrictions, domestic violence, trespass and home invasion, cybercrime, sexual harassment, animal cruelty and anti-terrorism.

"All of these matters help us in dealing with the state and the condition of society."

He pointed out in firearms legislation an offence of trafficking was introduced so that people with "frequent incursions" cannot be put back on to the streets without due process. He said these types of measures have made TT a safer society.

"That is why the Commissioner of Police – and I don't like to do this, but let me say it – was able to report to the country that year on year, we are nearly 100 murders less this year. And let me point this out – the only time that that has been a statistical statement of similar measure was when the UNC called a state of emergency in TT (in August 2011).

"Under our management we have managed to see a drop in the number of murders without calling a state of emergency. That means that the system is working."


"AG: We reduced murders by 100 without state of emergency"

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