Trinidad and Tobago has been named as the 12th most dangerous country in the world, according to an article by Business Insider.
According to an article by Business Insider, Trinidad and Tobago stands alongside countries like Venezuela, Yemen, Jamaica and Colombia for the highest crime rates in the world.
The article pinpointed Muslim terrorist leader Yasin Abu Bakr's connections to Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi and referred to a 2018 report by the US State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which identified Port of Spain as a critical threat location for crime.
The report, however, advised that US tourists exercise normal precautions.
The report cited the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, which said that countries which enjoy more security also show better economic development.
Jamaica was also highlighted as the 10th most dangerous country based on a recent report by USA Today which looked at a rise in rape crimes.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, said to the Trinidad Guardian that the report lacked proof.