According to an LNP release, the report has Paynesville City recording the highest number of crimes among urban areas, while Central Monrovia recorded the lowest.
The LNP said a total number of 1,001 crimes were committed throughout the country during the month of April, with youths between the ages of 20 to 24 and 25 to 29 being captured as the highest number of perpetrators.
The statistics further revealed that the Liberia National Police successfully forwarded to court for prosecution (356) representing 15.6%. Four hundred and one cases were withdrawn by complainants, representing 40%, while 243 cases are pending either for court prosecution or investigation, representing 24%.
As for crimes committed by foreign nationals residing in Liberia, Lebanese and Malians recorded the lowest, while Guineans recorded the highest with 36, representing 4% of the total crimes committed in Liberia. Interestingly, Guineans also topped March 2017 crime statistics for foreign nationals.
From analysis of the data based on the categories of crimes reported, Property Theft registered the highest with 295 representing 29% of the offenses committed, Simple Assault featured 175 (17%), and Aggravated Assault 113 (11%).
According to the statistics gathered from various reporting areas, suspects by gender shows that males committed the highest number of crimes (802), representing 80%, while their female counterparts committed 156), representing 15.6%.
The LNP said it will continue to monitor those areas that are reporting increase in crime rate, while it works to reduce crime rate in areas that are experiencing reduction.
The Liberia National Police is meanwhile encouraging the general public to report crimes to the police by sharing