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Cops: Emergency ends but no rise in crime
There has been no increase in crime since the end of the state of emergency on December 5, public information officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Sgt Wayne Mystar, said yesterday. He was speaking at the service’s daily news briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain. “There is nothing to suggest there was an increase or a spike in the system.” he added. He said since the end of the emergency, three people were killed and several others shot by gunmen.
During the emergency a total of 47 people were killed. More than 8,000 people were arrested for various offences and 17 people were held as suspects in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and three Cabinet Ministers. Mystar said the Crime Analysis Unit would give soon a breakdown of crime statistics during the emergency.
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