April 15, 2024

Lira City ranks third in Uganda’s latest crime report


By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)

Lira City.

Lira city has been ranked third among areas with highest crime rate in Uganda.

According to 2023 crime report released by Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola yesterday, Kampala had the highest crime cases standing at 4,291, followed by Luwero with 4,111 cases while Lira city came third with 3,571 cases.

North Kyoga region overall recorded 17,995 crime cases while  Rwizi region had 16,987 cases filed.

North Kyoga region in particular had highest cases of assault standing at 3,389, followed by Rwizi region with 1,831 cases.

Lira city East division was 4th countrywide with highest cases of defilement with 134 cases filed.

North Kyoga region police spokesperson SP Patrick Jimmy Okema said they will analyze this report and take action accordingly.

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