At least 1,678 cases were registered at Kagadi Central Police Station in 2020, reveals the District Police Commander (DPC), Stephen Kamar.
Theft topped the list of offences with 435 cases recorded, followed by assault with 202 cases, threatening violence came third with 156 cases while defilement followed with 126 cases registered.
Cattle theft followed with 113 cases recorded at the police station, house breaking with 110 cases, robbery with 51 cases, malicious damage with 47 cases while 45 cases of murder were recorded, according to Mr Kamar.
The DPC added that vehicle theft cases were 37, 18 rape cases, 15 arson cases 273 other cases.
ASP Kamar says the highest rate of crimes was committed in July followed by September, attributing it to the lockdown that was imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus since children were at home no longer at school and when the government eased the lockdown respectively.
The police officer says domestic violence was at the peak during the time of elections adding that police fixed scientific community policing to reduce the rate at which the offences were committed.
Mr Kamar said the offenders were arrested and being prosecuted in courts of law, cautioning the community against engaging in violence as the country heads to general elections this year.