Crime: Nigeria records 134,663 cases in 2017-NBS

A total of 134,663 cases were reported in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said in its crime statistics report.
According to the report, offence against property has the highest number of cases with 68,579 in the year under review.
Offence against persons recorded 53,641 cases reported while offence against lawful authority recorded the least with 12,443 cases recorded respectively.
Lagos State has the highest percentage share of total cases reported with 50,975 representing 37.9 per cent cases recorded.
Abia and Delta State followed closely with 12,408 representing 9.2 per cent and 7,150 5.3 per cent cases recorded respectively.
Kebbi State has the lowest percentage share of total cases reported with 205 or 0.2 per cent cases recorded.
Kogi and Bauchi States followed closely with 282 (0.20%) and 386 (0.30%) cases recorded respectively.
Offence against persons are those offences against human beings e.g. murder, manslaughter, infanticide, concealment of birth, rape and other physical abuse while offence against properties are those offences against human belonging, properties of any kind e.g. stealing, receiving stolen properties, obtaining property by false pretence, robbery, burglary and house breaking.
Offences against lawful authority are any offence commitment against any establishment of the law e.g.
failure to pay your tax (FIRS) amounts to an offence

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