A new report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS has revealed that Kebbi State witnessed lowest crime rate in the whole of 2017.
The body also revealed that Lagos State topped the lead in the highest percentage share of total cases reported with 50,975 (37.9%) cases recorded.
The report shows that a total of 134,663 cases were reported in the year that was reviewed.
Abia and Delta State followed closely with 12,408(9.2%) and 7,150(5.3%) cases recorded respectively.
Kogi and Bauchi States trailed Kebbi closely with 282(0.20%) and 386(0.30%) cases recorded respectively.
Meanwhile, the statistics shows that offence against property has the highest number of cases reported with 68,579 of such cases reported.
Offence against persons such as murder, manslaughter, infanticide, concealment of birth, rape and other physical abuse was recorded at 53,641 cases , while offence against lawful authority recorded the least with 12,443 cases recorded respectively.
offences against human belonging, properties of any kind e.g. stealing, receiving stolen properties, obtaining property by false pretense, robbery, burglary and house breaking were categorised as offence against properties.
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 against lawful authority in Nigeria.
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