Crime Statistics

1994 to Present, Crime Statistics

Year:
Murders:
Kidnap**:
Notes:
1994
143
1995
122
1996
106
1997
101
1998
98
1999
93
15 were female
2000
118
24 were female
2001
151
2002
171
29
2003
229
51
2004
260
28
2005
386
58
117 murders were in the POS District with 70 in the Western District
2006
368
17
2007
395
155
2008
550
11
Big increase in the number of murders. A significant drop in kidnappings for ransom
2009
509
6
2010
485
4
The month of June had the highest number of murders for the year: 55
2011
354*
2
January and July had the highest number of murders at 46 in each month
2012
383
5
According to the police the murder total for 2012 may be lower (to be verified)
2013
408
3
Woundings and shootings 542;
2014
403
2
Woundings and shootings 558. Sexual offenses: 829
2015
410
3
2016
463
0
Murder rate going back up.
2017
494
7
Murder rate increasing although the police claims that other serious crimes are down and the detection rate is getting better the population does not ‘notice’ a difference. 52 women killed and 43 due to domestic violence.
2018
 ?
2
* This figure is with a State of Emergency being imposed by government for approximately three months.
** Kidnapping for ransom figures only – other types of kidnapping may make this number higher. Sometimes what was originally seen as a kidnapping turned out to be another sort of crime

Other Crime Statistics

Year:
Theft*:
Rape**:
Notes:
2008
4,483
670
2009
5,535
642
A significant increase in break-ins / burglaries
2010
5,007
632
2014
2592
829
Robberies: 2672
* Burglaries and break-ins only.
** Includes incest and other sexual offenses

Reported Serious Crimes

1990 (16,202), 1991 (16,157), 1992 (17,680), 1993 (19,547), 1994 (18,614), 1995 (16,783), 1996 (18,093), 1997 (16,989), 1998 (15,796), 1999 (16,260), and 2000 (17,132), and 2001 (17,133)