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Police Release Crime Statistics For February 2017
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Police spokesman Sam Collins

 

Police Release Crime Statistics For February 2017

By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, April 1 (LINA) - The Liberia National Police (LNP) has released its Crime Statistical Analysis for the month of February 2017.

According to the analysis, a total of 714 crimes were registered, investigated and either sent to court, solved or are pending in various Detachments, Zones, Depots and Details of the Police.

According to the analysis, this compares to 1,116 crimes that were recorded in the month of January.

In an interview with the Liberia News Agency at the weekend, Police spokesman Sam Collins said this decrease shows that most of the Police sub-stations did not submit their Crime Statistics for the month of February on time.

He said the data based on the categories of crimes, property theft recorded the highest with 285 cases, representing 40 percent of the offenses committed, while simple assault featured 108 cases, representing 15 percent of the reported cases, followed by aggravated assault that registered 70 cases, representing 10 percent of cases recorded for the month under review.

He noted that information gathered from the various reporting areas indicate that suspects by gender and age groups are as follows: 606 (85%) of the total crimes, representing the various offenses were committed by males, and 82, which is 11 percent, were committed by females, while 26 ot three percent are unknown.

As for ages, the highest of 138  or 19 percent, were in the range of 25-29 years, 135 or 19 percent were between the ages 20-24 years; while the lowest of four or 0.5 percent are adults.

“Looking at the distribution of crimes according to reporting areas for the month under review, Bong County registered the highest with 74 (10%), while Zone Nine Depot Four recorded the lowest with a total of 2 (0.3%) cases,” he said.

Collins pointed out that the police was able to send to court a total of 264 (37%) cases; 318 (45%) cases were withdrawn; two (0.3%) cases transferred; while 130 (18%) cases are pending, either for investigation or court prosecution.

He stressed that it is evident that all reported cases of crimes occurred in areas of high population density, coupled with limited numerical strength and infrastructure for policing.

LINA RD/TSS/PTK

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