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Steep drop in grave crimes: Sagala

2018-01-12 03:05:15
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The number of grave crimes reported last year has plummeted by 14,991 when compared with 2014, said Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake.

He told a public meeting on Wednesday at Kirulapone that 35,971 grave crimes were reported last year and that 28,002 or 78% of them were solved.

The minister said 50,962 grave crimes had been reported in 2014 with only 29,396 or 58% of them being solved.

“Among the reported crimes, 96% cases of physical abuse, 73% property offences and 93% cases of murder were solved. Also, 97% of underage abuse cases, which had taken place with the consent of the victim, were solved while another 95% that taken place without the consent of the victims was solved last year.

"As a whole, the police have been able to solve more than 95% of women rape incidents, over 97% of child abuse cases and 91% of child abduction cases. While 95% of the riots had been solved last year and this is a 22% increase compared to 2014,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 12

  • Mm Friday, 12 January 2018 06:40

    What are you talking mr. Sagala????

    Reply : 0       9

    T Weerasinghe Friday, 12 January 2018 07:19

    Assuming these statistics are genuine, the efforts of law enforcement are indeed praiseworthy. Whatever the flaws of our police force, credit needs to be given where it is due.

    Reply : 1       9

    ANTON Friday, 12 January 2018 08:04

    SIR........ DOES THAT INCLUDE POLICE CELLS ALSO ?

    Reply : 0       6

    Kadiya Friday, 12 January 2018 08:45

    As they have all been dropped into graves!!!

    Reply : 0       6

    azam1z Friday, 12 January 2018 10:08

    How many of them have been successfully prosecuted in a court of law ? 5 %. Ha ha!

    Reply : 0       8

    voter Friday, 12 January 2018 10:37

    Wow, the statistics show what a decent and a religious conscious society we are. We have Temples, Churches, Kovils, and Mosques at every corner but for what purposes. the actual figures are definitely higher.

    Reply : 0       8

    Athula Friday, 12 January 2018 10:50

    We all know how police resolve all these cases...

    Reply : 0       3

    Rasheed Friday, 12 January 2018 12:17

    Yes, arresting the A/L students for Kondaya case.

    Reply : 0       1

    nuwan Friday, 12 January 2018 10:51

    who has faith in police in this county.?

    Reply : 0       3

    chandu Friday, 12 January 2018 11:13

    Please re check your numbers SIR

    Reply : 0       6

    Mevan Friday, 12 January 2018 18:20

    What about Lasantha, Thajudeen and Eknaligoda murders. Aren't these grave enough to be solved.

    Reply : 0       2

    RANIL Friday, 12 January 2018 19:33

    May be in some other country, not here, Under YAMARULE crime has incresed including killing by law bendinb Police

    Reply : 2       0

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