The 2014 national crime statistics
By Standard Digital | March 5th 2015
Kenya: According to the 2014 annual crime report released by the police last month, the most prevalent crime counties were Nairobi at 6,732 incidents, Nakuru at 4,525, Kiambu at 4,449, Mombasa at 2,946 and Muranga at 2,501.
The places where the least crimes were reported were Isiolo at 219 cases, Mandera at 252 cases, Lamu at 316 cases and Marsabit at 370 cases.
Crime incidents in Nyanza increased by 22 per cent, North Eastern by 18 per cent, Central by nine per cent and Rift Valley by three per cent.
Decreases were recorded in Eastern at 32 per cent, Nairobi 24 per cent, Western 12 per cent and Coast six per cent.
In 2014, there were 1,793 murder cases as compared to 1,924 in 2013 and 1,774 in 2012 while manslaughter stood at 47 cases in 2014, 49 in 2013 and 52 in 2012.
The Government said 40 policemen were killed and 77 others injured in the line of duty last year.
The national crime statistics also show that terrorists have killed 312 people and injured 779 since 2012.
The incidents happened in Nairobi, Mombasa, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir between 2012 and 2014 and the targets were security officials, places frequented by tourists, passenger service vehicles, churches, malls and other crowded places.
The attacks were blamed on Al-Shabaab.
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