Crime & Investigation

Kayihura Shocked By Soaring Homicide Cases

viagra 40mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While releasing the report at the police headquarters Naguru, remedy the IGP, cheapest Gen Kale Kayihura, expressed concern over the increased cases of homicide saying, if this is to reduce both police and the community need to cooperate.

The murder cases increased from 1,910 in 2012 to 2,326 in 2013, meaning that police and other security operatives still have a big challenge to tackle this problem.

Majority of these homicide cases were related to stabbing, strangulations and cutting representing 1,315.

The report further indicates that defilement cases increased by 15 percent to 9,598 up from 8,076 in 2012.

Defilement was the second highest crime committed with most cases reported in the eastern part of Uganda; Iganga, Mbale and Kamuli.

Cases related to domestic violence rose up to 18 percent from 2,793 cases in 2012 to 3,426 in 2013.

Districts of Kumi, Luweero and Lira had the highest numbers of registration.

This time cases related to narcotic drugs decreased by 10 percent, and others like robberies by 15 percent.

Kayihura hailed the crimnial investigation and intelligence department for these successful efforts.

On the part of the traffic, 1,181 cases of fatal death particularly pedestrians were registered and 2,937 people were killed in 2013 accidents.

The number of motorcycles and pedal cyclists who died in 2013 increased by 12 percent representing 641 in 2013 from 224 cases which were reported in 2012.

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