How bad is the crime in Trinidad and Tobago compared to the rest of the world?
Credit: AFP AFP Getty Images
Q:

How bad is the crime in Trinidad and Tobago compared to the rest of the world?

A:

Quick Answer

According to a Crime Index compiled by Numbeo, Trinidad and Tobago has one of the highest crime rates in the world, as of 2014. Trinidad and Tobago has the fifth-highest crime index, behind Afghanistan, Venezuela, Guatemala and Kenya.

  Know More

Full Answer

In an article published in the Huffington Post on April 10, 2014, Trinidad and Tobago was not included in the list of 10 countries with the highest rates of homicide. Honduras had the highest rate, ahead of Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador and Guatemala. The U.S. Department of State considers crime in Trinidad and Tobago critical, as of 2013, but it notes that no evidence exists of foreign nationals and expatriates being specifically targeted.

Learn more about Crime

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where can you find real estate listings for Trinidad and Tobago?

    A:

    Real estate listings for properties located in Trinidad and Tobago can be found on many websites, including TheCaribbeanRealtor.com, TerraCaribbean.com, TriniHomes.com, TuckerRealEstate.com and MassyRealty.com. Some of the sites are real estate agencies with offices and agents located on Trinidad and Tobago, while others are portals for multiple real estate agencies.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much time is required to renew a Trinidad passport?

    A:

    The renewal of a Trinidad passport generally takes between five and 10 business days from the date all information is received, according to the Consulate General Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York. The amount of time varies depending on if a person applies in person or by mail.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many years is a life sentence?

    A:

    The length of a "life" sentence depends on the crime being punished and the state in which it was committed. While a life sentence may actually send inmates to prison for life, guidelines often allow inmates to be eligible for parole after serving a specified period of their sentence.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is first degree burglary?

    A:

    First degree burglary is defined as forcibly breaking and entering into someone's home, while persons are in the home, with the sole intent of committing a crime, as stated by attorney Adam R. Banner. The offender forcibly gains entry by breaking a door, window, wall, locks or bolts.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore