Nairobi the unsafest place in Kenya, report states
25 February 2015, 14:04
Nairobi - You are safer in Kenya, with the crime rate having dropped by 3%, a report on levels of crime in the country has stated.
The report, released Wednesday by the National Police Service states that there was a 3% drop in criminal cases reported all over the country in 2014 as compared to 2013.
According to the report, Nyanza province recorded the highest rate of crime in the country, at a staggering 22%.
The report states that in 2014, 69,736 cases were reported, a decrease of 2,456 cases as compared to 2013.
Eastern province reported the highest drop in reported cases, at 32%.
There was a noticeable decrease in vehicle theft by 24%.
Normal theft reduced by 16%, and armed robberies by 15%.
Also, there were 34 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2014, 23 in the Rift Valley, 7 in Nairobi, 3 at the Coast and one in Central Kenya.
Acting Inspector General of Police Samson Arachi said that the figures show that police are doing a good job in battling crime in the country.
" The figures show that despite what many people say, crime rates are dropping, he said in Nairobi.
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