In the past year alone crime has doubled in many cases. Murder has gone up by 100% and many more criminals get away with their crimes; The number of people convicted has fallen. The number of convictions as oppose to crimes committed is vastly inproportionate. Trinidad and Tobago has one of the worst crime rate in the region, many countries have isssued or will shortly issue travel advisories to thier citizens of the dangers of travelling to Trinidad and Tobago. Our own nationals who live abroad are afraid to come home for vacation for fear of their lives. They choose other destinations. Change 2012 is proposing a new approach to law and order; tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. We insist on individual responsibility for crime, and will attack the causes of crime by our measures to relieve social deprivation.
The Police have our strong support.They are in the front lines of the fight against crime and disorder.Our pledge is to place more Police Officers on patrol, especially in high risk areas.Have the police well equipped and on the front lines. Victims of crime are to often neglected by the criminal justice system. We will ensure that victims are kept fully informed of the progress of their case. Greater protection will be given for victims in rape and serious sexual offence trials and for those subject to intimidation, including witnesses.