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Turks and Caicos Islands: Crime

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2058, tabled on 2 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of crime rates in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and in particular on Providenciales.

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 five years, the overall crime rates have fallen, however challenges remain in tackling serious crime including homicides and serious robberies across TCI. The level of crime on Providenciales is higher than on the other islands where incidences of serious crime are less frequent. 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.