20% reduction in serious crimes over in Tobago

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20% reduction in serious crimes over in Tobago

Tobago police are boasting of a 20 per cent decline in serious crimes on the island.

TTPS Superintendent Rohdill Kirk, during an appearance on the Tobago Channel Five morning show on Monday, stated that over the past week, they have been enjoying a significant decrease in the levels of serious crimes on the island.

“So far, I think, we had a 20 per cent decrease in comparison to what we had last year around this time.”

Kirk praised his officers for their hard work and said the detection rate is increasing.

“I want to reach out and urge my officers to continue the hard work they have been doing over the past few months. We’re seeing an improvement, and we’re grateful for that.”

With regards to murders, he said those involve very intricate investigations.

“My last communication with the homicide bureau in Tobago is that they are pursuing some leads. They have to dot the I’s and cross the T’s before they could advance to the director of public prosecutions in order to get advice.

He added: “I am not saying that we’re there yet but I know that the officers have been working continuously over day and night in order to bring some of the last murders which occurred to a solution soon.”

To date, Tobago has recorded seven murders, two of which have been solved.