Crimes drop by 1.2 percent

The 2010 crime report, released by the Police, shows that the crime rate has dropped by 1.2 percent compared to the previous year. Kigali City has for the second year running, topped the crime list with 3,730 out of 1,1843 criminal cases registered in 2010 with most cases reported were Gender-based.

The 2010 crime report, released by the Police, shows that the crime rate has dropped by 1.2 percent compared to the previous year.

Kigali City has for the second year running, topped the crime list with 3,730 out of 1,1843 criminal cases registered in 2010 with most cases reported were Gender-based.

The Eastern Province followed closely with 2,472, then the Southern Province. The Northern Province recorded the least crimes with only 1389 cases reported.

According to the report, 1,661 cases of defilement, abortion (89), and rape (314) were recorded.
Both defilement and abortion were high in Kigali City while rape was highest in the Southern and Eastern Province.

BREAKDOWN OF CRIME STATISTICS IN 2010

Highest crimes registered

Drug trafficking and abuse  2,449 (2,432 in 2009) 
Theft                                       2,050 (22,93 in 2009)
Assault                                    2,001 (1,985 in 2009)
Defilement                             1,661 (16,22 in 2009)


Top Districts

Nyarugenge      1,689
Gasabo           1,294
Kicukiro       747
Huye              482
Musanze        461   
     
Districts with least crimes

Ngororero  – 149
Rutsiro          156
Gisagara     178
Gakenke    179
Nyamasheke    185

Ends

 

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