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Turks and Caicos Islands: Robbery

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2054, tabled on 2 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to combat the reported increase in serious robberies against individuals in the Turks and Caicos Islands referred to in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice for that territory.

Answered on

16 March 2020

Crime rates in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are monitored closely by the Royal TCI Police Force. In the last 5 years the overall crime rates have fallen but challenges remain in tackling serious crime including homicides and serious robberies across TCI. Most crime tends to be opportunistic burglary and theft, although an increase in more serious robberies against individuals has been reported, alongside an increase in homicide rates. We advise all travellers to consult with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice on TCI, and to make their own decisions on whether to travel. Travel advice is kept under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. Our travel advice for TCI was last updated on 12 March and can be found on GOV.UK. Details on how the FCO assesses and categorises risk in foreign travel advice can also be found on GOV.UK