The Police Service is seeking to correct information it released Wednesday on the number of deaths that have occurred in the last decade, related to domestic violence.
Statistics released today show 263 murders between 2005 and 2015, of which 151 were women and 112 men.
The following is the statement:
"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service wishes to correct information on domestic violence related murders that has been attributed to the Manager of the Victim and Witness Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling into question, the failure of the Ministry of National Security "to acknowledge that there is a spike in the level of murders in the past few months.“
A statement issued by her office today states that "she is deeply troubled by the unabated slaughter of citizens as the murder rate has now reached 33 persons killed in 22 days, the latest being the tragic murder of two teenage students who were on their way home from school".
Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh is calling on the current Minister of Education to hold talks with the Acting Police Commissioner about security at schools considered to be in hotspot areas.
It comes in light of the murders of two teenagers from the Success Laventille Secondary School on Thursday.
Dr Gopeesingh issued the following statement today.