PM: Crime rate could have been worse!

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PM: Crime rate could have been worse!

Prime Minister says it frightens him what the crime rate could have been had there been no action on crime.

He was at the time speaking at a PNM meeting in Chaguanas last night.

He said 509 people were killed in 10 months and their killers are living amongst us in society and interacting with their families and friends.

Criminals, he said, are killing people as a form of work. He said in total, in 60 months, some 3888 firearms were seized.

The Prime Minister also took issue with the number of firearm licences that were issued to give people guns.

He said the record shows that countries with proliferation of firearms in the country have the most gun crimes in the world and the best example is the United States.