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CRIME STATISTICS FOR THIRD QUARTER 2019

During the period under review, a total of 11,795cases were recorded countrywide as compared to 13,001 cases recorded under the same period in the year 2018. Cases reported reduced by 1,206representing 9.27percent.

Of the reported cases in the 3rd quarter of 2019, a total of6,159 arrests were made representing an arrest rate of 52.21 percent as compared to 6,350 arrests made in 2018 representing 48.84percent. We recorded an increase in the arrest rate in the 3rd quarter of the year 2019 as compared to 3rd quarter 2018. The table below shows the distribution.

Distribution of reported cases in Zambia by province in the 3rd quarter 2019 as compared to 3rd quarter 2018

 

2019

2018

Province

Reported

Arrest

Reported

Arrest

Lusaka

1,994

995

3,038

1,301

Copperbelt

2,113

948

2,637

1,245

Eastern

1,582

888

922

581

Southern

1,578

694

1,422

653

N/Western

1,068

463

1,348

529

Central

989

687

1,254

692

Luapula

925

445

1,014

482

Western

565

374

508

342

Northern

540

328

382

211

Muchinga

441

337

476

314

Total

11,795

6,159

13,001

6,350

 

 

Distribution of selected offences for the 3rd quarter 2019

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

191

111

Rape

46

35

Theft of m/v

113

34

Stock theft

413

255

Arson

191

71

Agg/robbery

127

46

Theft

2,614

1,176

Burglary and theft

1,117

509

House breaking & theft

483

226

Other breakings

875

354

Defilement

196

120

Assault O.A.B.H

2,843

1,567

Other offences

2,587

1,649


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lusaka Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 1,994cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 995arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

33

18

Rape

    6

    5

Theft of M/V

72

14

Stock theft

50

37

Arson

17

    7

Aggravated. Robbery

63

26

Theft

279

80

Burglary and theft

233

129

House breaking and theft

149

73

Other breakings

226

88

Defilement

15

    6

Assault O.A.B.H

363

203

Other offences

488

309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copperbelt Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 2,113 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 948arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

22

9

Rape

10

5

Theft of M/V

18

6

Stock theft

19

5

Arson

   8

1

Aggravated. Robbery

   4

-

Theft

628

242

Burglary and theft

189

61

House breaking and theft

98

30

Other breakings

126

43

Defilement

31

14

Assault O.A.B.H

598

350

Other offences

362

182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of1,582 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 888arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

12

12

Rape

   1

   1

Theft of M/V

   3

   2

Stock theft

70

50

Arson

20

   8

Aggravated. Robbery

22

   5

Theft

418

221

Burglary and theft

161

69

House breaking and theft

64

35

Other breakings

120

42

Defilement

   6

   3

Assault O.A.B.H

308

186

Other offences

377

254

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 1,579 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 694arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

24

    14

Rape

3

    3

Theft of M/V

6

    3

Stock theft

118

62

Arson

10

   2

Aggravated. Robbery

8

   3

Theft

375

148

Burglary and theft

143

52

House breaking and theft

20

15

Other breakings

91

25

Defilement

27

18

Assault O.A.B.H

491

204

Other offences

263

145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North/western Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 1,068 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 463arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

14

6

Rape

   3

2

Theft of M/V

   3

3

Stock theft

13

7

Arson

20

5

Aggravated. Robbery

   4

1

Theft

236

70

Burglary and theft

72

27

House breaking and theft

43

11

Other breakings

       67

21

Defilement

10

   6

Assault O.A.B.H

349

170

Other offences

234

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of989 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 687arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

22

    20

Rape

   4

    2

Theft of M/V

   4

    3

Stock theft

52

    37

Arson

12

    3

Aggravated. Robbery

   9

    5

Theft

193

   133

Burglary and theft

86

39

House breaking and theft

32

13

Other breakings

85

44

Defilement

31

22

Assault O.A.B.H

209

175

Other offences

250

191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luapula Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of925 cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 445arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

13

    5

Rape

   3

    3

Theft of M/V

   2

    -

Stock theft

17

    9

Arson

67

19

Aggravated. Robbery

   5

    4

Theft

239

108

Burglary and theft

73

39

House breaking and theft

16

7

Other breakings

38

16

Defilement

22

16

Assault O.A.B.H

215

88

Other offences

215

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 565cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 374arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

15

    10

Rape

13

    11

Theft of M/V

    5

    3

Stock theft

57

34

Arson

16

15

Aggravated. Robbery

   6

-

Theft

101

61

Burglary and theft

65

40

House breaking and theft

13

10

Other breakings

32

18

Defilement

13

11

Assault O.A.B.H

99

61

Other offences

130

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 540cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 328 arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

13

9

Rape

1

1

Theft of M/V

-

-

Stock theft

7

6

Arson

8

5

Aggravated. Robbery

-

-

Theft

89

63

Burglary and theft

68

29

House breaking and theft

34

18

Other breakings

57

30

Defilement

10

7

Assault O.A.B.H

144

84

Other offences

109

76

               

Muchinga Division

During the 3rdquarter, a total of 441cases were recorded. Ofwhich, a total of 337 arrests were made. The table below shows a summary of selected and other offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

23

8

Rape

2

2

Theft of M/V

-

-

Stock theft

10

8

Arson

13

6

Aggravated. Robbery

6

2

Theft

56

50

Burglary and theft

27

24

House breaking and theft

14

14

Other breakings

33

27

Defilement

31

17

Assault O.A.B.H

67

46

Other offences

159

133

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRIME STATISTICS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2019                           

During the period under review, a total of 15,279 cases were recorded countrywide as compared to 14,095 cases recorded under the same period in the year 2018. Cases reported increased by 1,184 representing 7.74 percent.

Of the reported cases in the 1st quarter of 2019,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a total of 7,217 arrests were made representing an arrest rate of 47.23 percent as compared to 6,579 arrests made in 2018 representing 46.67 percent. We recorded a slightly increase in the arrest rate in the first quarter of the year 2019. The table below shows the distribution.

Distribution of reported cases in Zambia by province in the 1st quarter 2019 as compared to 1st quarter 2018 under the same period.

 

2019

2018

Province

Reported

Arrest

Reported

Arrest

Lusaka

3,980

1,622

3,384

1,499

Copperbelt

3,064

1,359

2,865

1,295

Southern

1,743

   787

1,491

   578

N/Western

1,646

   654

1,325

   554

Eastern

1,444

   769

1,078

   590

Central

1,323

   808

   959

   630

Western

   671

   399

1,078

   392

Luapula

   514

   269

   862

   396

Muchinga

   474

   325

   481

   362

Northern

   420

   225

   572

   283

Total

   15,279

7,217

   14,095

6,579

 

Distribution of selected offences in the 1st quarter 2019

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

   184

103

Rape

     43

   21

Theft of M/V

     76

   30

Stock theft

   423

252

Arson

     60

   23

Agg/robbery

     57

   12

Theft

3,908

1,747

Burglary and theft

1,514

542

House breaking and theft

   843

346

Other breakings

1,111

   439

Defilement

   217

   130

Assault O.A.B.H

3,134

1,743

Other offences

3,709

1,829

      

Western Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 671 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 399 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

20

17

Rape

    1

1

Theft of M/V

           -

-

Stock theft

42

19

Arson

           6

4

Agg/robbery

    -

-

Theft

   89

60

Burglary and theft

   67

39

House breaking and theft

   11

           6

Other breakings

   26

14

Defilement

   10

   6

Assault O.A.B.H

210

   108

Other offences

189

   125

                                                                                         

Eastern Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 1,444 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 769 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

 4

1

Rape

2

2

Theft of M/V

 1

1

Stock theft

62

     46

Arson

             6

1

Agg/robbery

12

2

Theft

397

   218

Burglary and theft

189

81

House breaking and theft

114

57

Other breakings

123

57

Defilement

   7

3

Assault O.A.B.H

286

   153

Other offences

241

   147

Central Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 1,323 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 808 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

   Arrest

Murder

28

22

Rape

6

   2

Theft of M/V

3

   1

Stock theft

61

     43

Arson

6

   3

Agg/robbery

11

   2

Theft

275

147

Burglary and theft

85

36

House breaking and theft

57

32

Other breakings

87

50

Defilement

44

31

Assault O.A.B.H

328

190

Other offences

332

249

Northern Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 420 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 225 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

11

6

Rape

1

1

Theft of M/V

2

2

Stock theft

7

3

Arson

2

2

Agg/robbery

-

-

Theft

75

53

Burglary and theft

60

16

House breaking and theft

38

14

Other breakings

61

21

Defilement

9

8

Assault O.A.B.H

74

41

Other offences

80

58

Lusaka Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 3,980 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 1,622 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

   40

          21

Rape

   14

 9

Theft of M/V

   44

20

Stock theft

     75

41

Arson

          11

           3

Agg/robbery

       8

           5

Theft

1,195

   434

Burglary and theft

   296

   108

House breaking and theft

   174

79

Other breakings

        235

78

Defilement

     56

33

Assault O.A.B.H

    438

311

Other offences

1,394

480


Luapula Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 514 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 269 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

     10

4

Rape

              -

-

Theft of M/V

   2

-

Stock theft

      8

2

Arson

      5

1

Agg/robbery

      1

       -

Theft

     135

68

Burglary and theft

   52

22

House breaking and theft

   32

19

Other breakings

   47

24

Defilement

      7

4

Assault O.A.B.H

   96

53

Other offences

119

72


Southern Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 1,743 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 787 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

   Arrest

Murder

20

14

Rape

   4

1

Theft of M/V

   6

2

Stock theft

101

51

Arson

   7

   2

Agg/robbery

   7

   -

Theft

434

   197

Burglary and theft

191

74

House breaking and theft

66

30

Other breakings

116

54

Defilement

14

   9

Assault O.A.B.H

514

   217

Other offences

263

   136


Muchinga Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 474 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 325 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

   Arrest

Murder

29

   8

Rape

   4

   3

Theft of M/V

   2

   2

Stock theft

13

11

Arson

   2

   1

Agg/robbery

   1

   -

Theft

67

50

Burglary and theft

27

21

House breaking and theft

25

20

Other breakings

31

20

Defilement

21

10

Assault O.A.B.H

87

67

Other offences

165

   112


Copperbelt Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 3,064 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 1,359 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

Arrest

Murder

16

   7

Rape

6

   1

Theft of M/V

15

   1

Stock theft

29

21

Arson

   1

   1

Agg/robbery

12

   2

Theft

917

   397

Burglary and theft

334

87

House breaking and theft

227

67

Other breakings

229

81

Defilement

40

22

Assault O.A.B.H

704

416

Other offences

534

256


North-western Division

During the 1st quarter, a total of 1,646 cases were recorded. Of which a total of 654 arrests were made. The table below shows the selected offences.

Offence

Reported

   Arrest

Murder

   6

   3

Rape

   5

   1

Theft of M/V

   1

   1

Stock theft

25

   15

Arson

14

   5

Agg/robbery

   5

   1

Theft

324

123

Burglary and theft

213

58

House breaking and theft

99

22

Other breakings

156

40

Defilement

   9

   4

Assault O.A.B.H

397

187

Other offences

392

194


 

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 CLICK HERE FOR CRIME STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2016

 

 CLICK HERE FOR NATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS ON MAJOR OFFENCES AS FROM 2011 TO 2015

CLICK HERE FOR  NATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS ON  SECOND QUARTER FOR 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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