MARCH 8 2020 CORRECTION: The ‘Murder Map,’ Tables and Charts showing location data have been corrected. The correction is based on a review of my data by the GIS Society of Trinidad and Tobago (to which I am grateful for). Going forward, GISSTT will validate/confirm if the Addresses collected from media reports – which remain my primary source of data – are assigned to the correct Regional Corporations/Administrative Areas of Trinidad. The remainder of the methodology remains the same, i.e., The online editions of The Guardian, LoopTT, Express and Newsday are checked periodically during the month for reports of murders. Details (e.g., Name, Gender, Address, Age, et cetera) are keyed into Excel and tables and charts are then produced for the month in question and posted on this site.
There have been at least 43 murders in Trinidad for the month of January. The data presented below was collected and compiled from the online editions of the following news sites: The Guardian, LoopTT, Express and Newsday. During the month of January, these websites were checked periodically and reports of murders were recorded. The data does not include persons killed by the TTPS, nor does it include data from Tobago.