Police report – Crime has increased

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Police have registered a 3% increase in the level of crime in the country in its latest 2017 annual crime report released today.

Releasing the report that covers a period between January 1st and December 31st 2017, the CID Director Grace Akullo the total number of cases registered increased to 252,065 in 2017 compared to the 243,988 registered in 2016.

Akullo says out of these more than 66,000 have been taken to court while more than 105,000 are under police investigations and a total of 36,633 are pending before court.

She attributes the delayed successful investigations to the work overload by the investigators and poor funding underscoring the need for more funding.

Akullo meanwhile revealed that the highest crimes reported were cases of common assaults with more than 30,000 cases reported followed by domestic violence, Defilement and child neglect.