PLOTT has released today its “Crime analysis: a review of murders year to date 31-Mar-16. As at March 31, 2016 the murder rate was 113 murders with 77% of victims shot dead. The areas where the bodies of victims were found were as follows: 31% East POS, 27.4% East/East-West Corridor, 20.4% South, 12.4% Central and 5% West. When you aggregate the stats for South and Central the total is larger than that for East POS and for East/East-West Corridor (non-aggregated). The figure for South places it in the same league as East/East/West Corridor. The geography of murder is now changing and we now have three areas that are the murder zones of Trinidad and Central sandwiched between the Corridor and South will be impacted sending the rate in this area upwards. This reality must be visualised in the context of a detection rate of 3% to 9% in 2015. I have already on this blog posted on the changes in the trade/game that have influenced this change in geography. I have said enough. What are the politicians elected and non-elected doing to deal with this reality that is now past a crisis and in the realm of state failure?