Uganda Police Force Annual Crime Report, 2022

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The 2022 report takes into account police’s challenges and its efforts to curb crime. The report indicates a general increase in crime rate in 2022 compared to the previous year. There was an 18 percent increase in the number of crimes reported to Police from 196,081 cases reported in 2021 to 231,653 cases mainly due to the full opening of the economy after the Covid-19 lockdown and growing confidence to report crime to Police.

As indicated in the report, some of the measures intended to reduce Uganda’s crime rate include: improving the quality of services offered to the public in terms of enhanced law and order; engagement of communities through community policing programmes; capacity building; and developing the initial phase of digitalising our processes for purposes of easing detection, reporting, tracking, supervision and analysis of crime trends.