February 02, 2011
Cambodia has seen 10 percent decline in cases of criminal offensives, but noticeable increase of 30 percent of rapes last year, according to the annual report from the National Police on Wednesday.
The report recorded 3,087 cases of criminal infringements happened last year, 10 percent down from 3,456 cases in a year earlier. Of the figure, 994 were felony cases, dropped 11 percent from 1,117 cases.
The criminal offensives cost 317 lives and wounded 1,213 people.
Among the cases, the police and relevant authorities had cracked down on 2,310 cases or 75 percent of the total offensives, and apprehended 3,413 perpetrators.
Despite the drop in criminal infringement, the report said that 321 rape cases had been recorded last year, up 30 percent from 247 cases in a year earlier.
It added that the rise in rapes due mainly to over-drinking of alcohols, drug usage and pornographic video.