Crime dropped by 3 per cent in 2014 – report

The number of recorded crimes decreased from 71,832 in 2013 to 69,736 in 2014, a report says.

The 2014 Police Service Crime Report states that the figures represent a three per cent decline countrywide.

Road crashes declined by 80 per cent to 5,661, compared to 6,121 in 2013.

“The decrease in road crashes has been attributed to speed governors, alcohol blow and the ban on night travel,” the report says.

Vehicle theft cases dropped by 24 per cent, burglary by 16 and robbery by 15 per cent.


The number of criminal damage and moral offence cases however increased, the report says.

It states that crime was highest in Nairobi with 6,732 cases, and lowest in Isiolo with 219 incidents.

Crime increased by 22 per cent in Nyanza and dropped by 32 per cent in Eastern, it says.

Acting IG Samuel Arachi noted that that fewer cases of stealing, break-ins, homicides and stock theft were recorded.

He spoke during the launch of the report at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Arachi added that any police officer found engaging in corruption will be sacked and charged in court.

He said the officers will be charged as civilians because of disgracing the service.

“It is shameful that police officers in uniform can stoop so low to get money, be it ten shilling or more,” he said.

He noted that the media will name and shame officers caught on camera receiving bribes.