Violent Crime in Ghana: Who is at Risk, When and Where? Analysis of Police Crime Statistics

New evidence from an analysis of police crime statistics by the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research has revealed that sexual violence is the most prevalent violent crime in Ghana. The rate of sexual violence from 2012 to 2019 has fluctuated between 12 and 19 per 100,000 females.

It was 14 per 100,000 in 2019 which was twice the robbery rate for that year. Further analysis showed the Greater Accra and Central regions were hot spots of sexual violence and robbery, with the sexual violence rate in Greater Accra reaching 35 per 100, 000 females.

Read more about the findings here.

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