Comments: Thanks for your response. I am however having a hell of a job understanding this as I was always under the impression that 99.9 % of kidnappings are carried out with the objective of a ransom. Perhaps in Trinidad they see kidnappings in a different light. I have never read about kidnappings on that scale in any of the media. Perhaps I have been reading faked T&T newspapers.
The reason we only track kidnappings for ransom is because the individual that is targeted is usually unique. Whereas other types of kidnapping may involve: human trafficking, gang warfare where they take the person to a location for execution and so forth. There are many variables with kidnapping too because some of them can be false. It is not like a murder - a dead body is a dead body, it cannot be faked neither the way the person died. Hence our main emphasis is murders and by the way we track kidnapping for ransom which of itself sometimes ends up as murder as well.
Comments: Thanks again for the detailed information which I find very interesting but somewhat complex. Anyway I have now got the mechanics of how your kidnappings figures are arrived at and I am now much wiser. Thank you once again for you explanation.
Title: viewing response comments
Comments: Does anyone know how to view comments to articles published on this website?
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Subject: Wrong count
Message: The murder toll for 2015 is 417, please change it. It is imperative that it's accurate for statistical research. Thank you for your kind consideration in advance.
We don't have a final figure yet, what source are you using for that figure, Newsday where it said this: