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Wells, William, Charles M Katz and Jeonglim Kim. 2010 ‘Firearm Possession Among Arrestees in Trinidad and Tobago.’ Injury Prevention. London: BMJ Journals. 19 July

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Between 2001 and 2008, Trinidad and Tobago experienced a 357.6% increase in homicides, from 151 in 2001 to 540 in 2008. Most of the increase has been attributed to firearms-related violence (21) and gang warfare. (22)

In 2005, the firearm homicide rate was 21.9 per 100 000 population, which stood in contrast with the rate of 3.8 in the USA. (23)

Sources cited:

21) Katz CM, Maguire E. Improving homicide detection rates in Trinidad and Tobago. Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, 2005.
22) Katz CM, Maguire E. Reducing gang homicides in the Besson Street Station District. Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, 2006.
23) Federal Bureau of Investigations. Crime in the United States. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, 2005.

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