In Summary
  • Overall crimes reported went down by eight per cent, with a total of 66,188 cases reported compared to last year's 72, 091.
  • Kericho recorded the highest number of crimes followed by Nyandarua while Kajiado recorded the lowest.
  • There was a decrease in the number of traffic accidents in the country, with 5611 cases so far recorded compared to last year's 6,354

Murder, robbery and rape cases reported this year have gone up compared to last year, even as overall crime rate went down by eight per cent.

Police statistics show there were 11 per cent more people murdered this year, with a total of 1,749 cases recorded.

Robberies were up 10 per cent to 2,490 cases while rape cases were 22 per cent higher than last year. There was also an increase in domestic violence cases.

Speaking during National Police Service launch of the Annual Crime Report on Friday, acting director of Police Operations Philip Ndolo said overall crimes went down by eight per cent, with a total of 66,188 cases reported compared to last year's 72, 091.

The crime report, which covers the period between January and November, shows Kericho county recorded the highest number of crimes followed by Nyandarua while Kajiado recorded the lowest.

According to the report, there was a decrease in the number of traffic accidents in the country, with 5611 cases so far recorded compared to last year's 6,354.

Economic crimes declined by 21 per cent while stealing went down 19 per cent

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