The Joint Chambers agree that crime, in particular violent crimes, has been at alarming and unacceptable
levels for some time now. This is a major impediment to investment, the ease of doing business and overall has
a tremendous negative impact on the well-being of citizens who either are victims or are constantly in fear of
falling victim to crime. 2023 began on a terrible note, with the murder figures for January and February,
putting this year on course to be the deadliest ever in T&T.