Chancellor double murder pushes toll over 500

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:45

The 2019 murder toll is now officially over 500.

A double murder on Chancellor Road this evening, pushed the figure from 499 to 501.

At the start of today, 497 people were registered as murdered. 

However, a murder in Palo Seco this morning and a decomposing body found in the Arima pushed the toll up, before the two latest killings.

The year 2018 end­ed with 516 mur­ders, mak­ing it the sec­ond dead­liest year in the his­to­ry of T&T.

The year 2008 record­ed the high­est mur­der rate with 550 homi­cides be­ing com­mit­ted.

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