The police in charge of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Ntungamo District have expressed concern over the increasing rape and defilement cases in the district.
According to Assistant inspector of Police Julius Twesiime, the in charge of SGBV at Ntungamo police station, his office registers at least one case of rape on a daily basis. This translates into 30 cases a month which is too high compared to last year.
AIP Twesiime pointed out indecent dressing as one of the causes for rape. He said some women do not want to wear knickers yet it is one of the preventive mechanisms.
“There has been a tendency by several women in rural areas who say they do not put on knickers during the day due to hot weather,” Twesiime said.
His revelation follows the 2018 annual crime report released by Uganda Police on Monday where Ntungamo was ranked fourth district with the highest crime rate after Lira, Mbarara and Arua.
Lira registered 6,726 crimes followed by Mbarara with 5,262, Arua with 4,961 and Ntungamo with 4,731.
In 2017 annual crime report, Ntungamo was ranked second after Lira District in highest crime rates.
Sgt Mathias Mubangizi in charge of child and family protection blamed alcoholism as the leading cause of rape among couples.
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