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Trinidad and Tobago. 2003 ‘Scope and Nature of the Firearms Problem.’ National Report of Trinidad and Tobago on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations. 27 May
Scope and Nature of the Firearms Problem
The smuggling of illegal arms into Trindad and Tobago can be identified as the root of the firearm problem.
The vast quantity of arms which are surfacing, mainly thorugh seizures by law enforcement personnel illustrates the high availability of arms at street level.
That the problem is a serious one, is further evidenced by the fact that illegal firearms feature predominantly in violent crime such as murder and aggravated robbery.