2011 sees rise in violent crime, rape, vice crimes

Police noted a 15% rise in rapes in 2011 compared to the preceding year as well as a rise in the creation and possession of child pornography. Vice crime in general was up by 15% according to police, while clear-up rates were down by five percent. Violent crimes were also up by seven percent to nearly 19,500 cases. The number of murders – 173 – was exactly the same in 2011 as in the year before, though five percent less were solved. Sixty-five percent of reported crimes last year involved property crimes.