Comments: 1. Can the Govt place pictures of criminals on the daily newspaper or even Sunday Newspaper so citizens can refer and assist in finding them? 2. Also, post the same pictures on this site for the techies.
1. They can and should, so far the police thinks Facebook is sufficient but only a small part of the population go there.
2. TTCrime is not government affiliated. We deal mostly with the statistics and Discussion about crimes.
Title: Thanks for Doing This
Comments: Hi! Thank for you doing this. I know it's not easy to keep up to date, but it seems there's no data logged anywhere else with TT crime statistics. I'd been trying to log the names of this year's murder victims and it's been a real challenge. Keep it going!
Title: Murder toll
Comments: What [was] the murder toll for the period January 1st to 13th April, 2011?
TTCrime.com does not keep track of murder rates by quarters - it is done per year.
121 murders took place in the first quarter of 2013 if that is any help.
Within this Thread many have brought up the disparity between murder rate figures given by independent media, the police and others. There have also been questions about if homicides where the body was found long after the murder are being tallied for the year they were killed or when found. See some of that here: Varrying Murder Rate Figures.
Continuing, here is a good example of how this still happens. A couple of days ago, we had the murder rate at 380+ but on the TV6 News they said it was 415. Then the Express, the same company that owns the TV6 News, published a totally different figure of 392. The sad thing is that even though it shows as 415 on our site, we can afford to leave it there because murders happen as common as the sun rises each day so you can expect that target number to reached.
TV6 News reviewed its figure to 389 this evening which is less that the figure from the last Post. This change came after 3 murders today: a couple in Felicity and a mother of two children from a single chop wound to the head.
Subject: Place of murder
Message: I like statistics. But I am interested in drilling deeper. As citizens we are most concerned for our personal safety and thus how not to be a victim. Can statistics be drawn as to:
1. Random killings (Victim does not know killer or who sent him, not personal) vs targeted killings (Includes domestic)
2. Of random killings: a. At home, b. Socialising, c. In transit or d. At work/shopping.