Police recorded 10,000 sex offences in 6 months


Kayihura addressing press at police headquarters

The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has Monday released a report on the security situation in the country.

The statistics shows that crime rate has dropped greatly in the last six months.

Kayihura says that Uganda has been more secure and stable in the last 10 years.

Death by shooting has 74 cases reported in the last 6 months.

Gen.Kayihura revealed that in the last six months, 1957 cases of homicide were reported compared to 2033 in 2014.

“3612 cases of robbery were reported in the last six months. 10,163 cases of sexual related offences were reported in the last six months compare to 10750 cases registered in 2014 in the same period,” Kayihura told press.

“24023 cases of acid attack was registered in the last six months compared to 24049 in the same period.”

“1161 cases of narcotics where registered in the last six month compared to 1244 registered in 2014 for the same period while 18509 cases of thefts of motor vehicles reported compared to 21578 in 2014 for the same period.”

On sex related offences, Kayihura said 787 rape cases were reported compared to 743 cases reported in 2014 in the same period.

Defilement had 8954 cases reported in 2014, 9551, indecent assault had 308 cases compared to 359 in 2014, incest had 56 cases compared to 46 in 2014 while unnatural were 58 compared to 70 in 2014.

Gen. Kayihura said that there was a decline in crime rate because of improved capacity and capabilities of Police and “unprecedented cooperation among the security agencies through Joint Commander Centers and Joint Intelligence Committees at national regional and district levels and increased cooperation among the JLOS institutions especially the Police DPP Judiciary and Prison services”.

IGP says that the challenge of criminal violence is not only in Uganda but the region and the world as the biggest threat to humanity.

He cited terror cells or contract killing .i.e. violent extremism or targeted killing of Muslim leaders and high profile persons.

Gen. Kayihura says that fighting crime is still a major challenge.

He says Police is to concentrate on qualitative development through training. He urged the public to be more vigilant and work closely with the security.

Gen.Kayihura says that challenges in the capacity and capabilities in fighting crime.

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