112 males murdered in last decade as result of domestic violence

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 00:00

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.

For the period 2005-2015, there were 263 murders resulting from situations of domestic violence. Of the 263 murders recorded, 112 involved male victims and 151 represented female victims.

The following represents the number of domestic violence related murders by gender for 2005 – 2015:

YEARS MALE FEMALE TOTAL
2005 8 18 26
2006 11 22 33
2007 10 8 18
2008 17 19 36
2009 8 11 19
2010 8 18 26
2011 13 8 21
2012 9 10 19
2013 11 12 23
2014 12 15 27
2015 5 10 15
TOTAL 112 151 263

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