5 Counties With The Highest Crime Rates – Police Report

National Police Service Crime Report 2018 has shown there was an increase in the rate of crime between 2017 and last year.

The country became more dangerous by 12 percent with Kiambu, Nairobi and Meru leading the list of infamy.

The study shows that 65,820 offences were recorded last year compared to 59,029 over the same period in 2017.

Kiambu accounted for eight percent of the total reported cases with 5,364 incidents and beating Nairobi which followed with 5,212 cases.

Meru came in third, clocking a whopping 4,384 incidences, Nakuru at 3,270 and Murang’a 2,335 cases.  

Others were Mombasa at 2,286, Machakos (2,270), Kisii (2,035), Bungoma (1,992), Kitui (1,955), Kilifi (1,802), Kisumu (1,767), Kirinyaga (1,670), Kakamega (1,604) and Uasin Gishu with 1,458 incidents.

 Police identified Githurai, Kiamumbi, Muchatha, Wangige, Kinoo, Mutuini and Witethie in Thika as the areas one is most likely to get mugged in Kiambu county. 

In Nairobi county, they zoned off Karen (area bordering Ongata Rongai), Eastleigh, Dandora, Kayole (specifically Soweto) as the most unsafe places.

Cases of violent crimes, defilement, possession of dangerous drugs, stealing and assault cases also shot up nationally.

According to the study, terrorism remains a major cause of insecurity in the country, mostly affecting North Eastern and Coast regions.


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