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Kiambu tops list of counties with highest crime rate

Shiru Klontone
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A section of Kiambu town. [Source/ picswe.com]

The National Police Service 2018 report has revealed that the crime rate in the country increased by 12 per cent from 2017. 

According to the report, a total of 65,820 crime cases were recorded last year compared to the 59,029 cases reported in 2017. 

Kiambu topped the list of counties with the highest crime rate, having recorded a total of 5,364 crime cases, 1,087 of which were offences against persons.

The National Police Service Crime Report 2018. [Source/ kenyagist.com]

Areas such as Githurai, Kinoo, Thika, Witeithie, Muchatha, Wanginge and Mutuini were identified by police as the most crime-prone regions in the county.

Nairobi County came in the second position after recording a total of 5,212 cases of crime. 

Risky areas in the country's capital include Kayole, Eastleigh, Dandora, Soweto and Karen. 

Meru, Nakuru and Murang’a counties came in third, fourth and fifth respectively with 4,384, 3,270 and 2,335 cases respectively. 

The report also listed terrorism as a major security concern in the country. Areas most affected by terror attacks include North Eastern and Coastal regions. 

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