POS Division reports 33% detection rate & a drop in criminal activity


    The Port of Spain Policing Division is reporting a decline in serious reported crimes, as well as the 4th highest detection rate in the country.

    The statistics for January 1st to December 1st 2018 were put forward today by Acting Inspector Randall McGuirk, during the Police Service’s weekly media briefing.

    Audio: McGuirk Stats 05 12 18

    The detection rate reportedly stands at 33%, which is the fourth highest among the nine policing divisions.

    The Inspector also revealed that robberies and larceny occurred mostly on weekends – particularly Fridays and Saturdays, while larceny related offences generally occurred between midday and 4pm, and 8pm and midnight.

    And with the busy Christmas shopping season ahead, he is urging persons to be extra vigilant, as they expect an increase in criminal activities including shopping as we are in the Christmas season.