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Details: Uganda’s Crime Rate Drops in 2023

By Executive Editor

Uganda’s Crime Rate has dropped by 1.5%.

This is detailed in Uganda Police Force’s 2023 Annual Crime Report, released on Wednesday by the Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola.

According to the report, 228, 074 cases in 2023 compared to 231, 653 cases in 2022.

The drop accounts for a 1.5% decrease.

Out of the 228,074 cases, 84,907 cases were taken to court. 48, 632 cases were not proceeded with, while 94, 535 cases are still under inquiry. Out of the cases taken to court, 21 125 cases secured convictions. 843 Cases were acquitted. 10,096 Cases were dismissed, while 46,843 Cases are still pending in court.

While releasing the report, the IGP said that the Force will focus on recruitment of personnel and ensuring their welfare in a bid to further reduce the crime rate in the country. 

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