7,592 serious crimes reported this year, 39 murders only in Nov.

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Nearly 7,592 crimes of a serious nature such as murder, sexual abuse and robberies have been reported this year between January and November, the Police Department said today.

It said 575 crimes including 39 murders, 198 sexual abuses and 64 robberies were reported in November alone. “It is a decrease when compared with the 665 reported in November last year,” police said and added that 153 burglaries and 121 thefts were also reported in last month with the most numbers of crimes being reported from the Nugegoda Division in the Western Province.

Police said 33 crimes including five murders were reported from the Nugegoda division while 30 were reported from Tangalle, 30 from Anuradhapura, 26 from Galle and Kandy, 23 from Ratnapura, 22 from Gampaha and 20 from Matara and Monaragala.

They said among the 198 sexual crimes reported last month, 152 incidents were rape cases.

Meanwhile, 1,058 vehicle robberies were reported this year while 1052 were reported last year.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 7

  • Don Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:41 PM

    Only prosecution of those crimes will reduce the occurrence for the future. via DM Android App

    Janatha Subasetha Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:58 PM

    The world's leader in the search of word 'sex' in Google has 198 recorded sexual abuses. Any connection between the two? your guess is good as mine.

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 16 December 2016 08:35 AM

    This evidences the lack of Policing of thugs and gangsters protected by politicians and gross incompetency of the Law enforcement

    Aku Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:53 PM

    So this means Pujitha cannot do his job, which means he should resign immediately or be tried in Courts for idling...

    Chux Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:54 PM

    Yahapalanya administration

    SL Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:55 PM

    there are lots of low grade movies from Tamil Nadu with gruesome violence are telecast everyday in TV channels ,I think that too contributes to increase crime rates in our country .Remember ,LTTE used violent videos to brain wash young kids to do assassins

    raja silva Thursday, 15 December 2016 06:33 PM

    why not reported how many of these crines solved and how many of them failed to solve . via DM Android App

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