Citation(s) from the literature library

Butchart, Alexander, Christopher Mikton and Etienne Krug. 2014 ‘Country Profile: Trinidad and Tobago.’ Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014; Part VIII, p. 204. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 10 December

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Action Plans, Policies and Laws Relevant to Several Types of Violence


Laws to regulate civilian access: YES
Mandatory background check: YES
Handguns/long guns/automatic weapons: YES/YES/YES
Carrying firearms in public: YES
Programmes to reduce civilian firearm possession and use: NO

Data on Violence

Mechanism of homicide
Firearm: 77%

Reported homicides (2011) N = 379, Rate = 28.6/100,000

Mechanism: Police
Reported homicides: Police

[Editor's Note: As figures reported by national authorities can show data limitations, WHO estimates of homicide totals, if different, may be more accurate.1 2]

ID: Q9468

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