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Source: Directorate General for Statistics.
5,151 criminal acts
500 more than 2017
43.2% occurring in the Capital 2,223 cases were recorded
Oecusse-Ambeno 450 cases 8.7% of the total.
Manufahi with only 73 cases.
Crime rate per 100,000 increased
Crime rate increased in 2018 from 381 to 435 per 100,000 inhabitants (338 in 2016 and 271 in 2015), with the highest in Dili (rising from 714 to 802) and the highest. With lowest in Ainaro (124).
Physical integrity offenses (2,212)
Spousal abuse (321)
Simple damages (292)
Registered suspects in 2018
The authorities registered a total of 2,631 suspects
472 in Dili,
438 in Oecusse and
305 in Liquica,
Largest share of suspects 958 being between 20 and 29 years.
735 with between 30 and 39 years.
Ages of Suspects
Eleven suspects under nine and 83 over 60.
Reduction in criminal events reported to investigative police
The 2018 Criminal Statistics Report states that 162 criminal events were reported to the investigative police, down from 222 investigated in 2016.
Fraud was the most prevalent crime with 37 cases reported to the police and investigated criminally (one less than in 2016).
Dramatic decrease in homicides
A significant drop in the number of homicides investigated, only two against 25 in 2016.
Demographics of Victims
Authorities reported a total of 2,933 victims, the largest share (1,229) was aged 20-29, followed by 574 aged 30-39.
There were 57 victims under nine and 133 over 60.
Among other things, the report reports on court cases, proving the limitation of appeals in the four courts with thousands of pending cases, between criminal and civil courts.
In criminal terms, the country's largest court in Dili began 2018 with 2,285 pending cases, with 1,452 cases pending and 1,505 cases pending, 2,364 pending at the end of the year.
As regards civil cases, they were pending at the beginning of the year 794, 36 entered, only 10 were tried, so 2018 ended with 820 pending cases.
Baucau start 2018
In Baucau, the country's second city, a total of 322 criminal cases were pending at the beginning of 2018, 456 pending and 585 prosecuted, with the year ending with 314 pending. There were 234 civil cases pending, 107 were filed and 89 were settled, and the year ended with 234 pending.
Suai start 2018
785 criminal cases were pending
442 were filed
325 were tried
775 were pending.
The number of pending civil cases was 228, 69 were filed and 42 were settled and 228 pending.
Oecusse Ambeno start 2018
Civil Cases start 2018
330 were added
2346 were resolved
leaving pending 212
Criminal Cases start 2018
plus 35 inmate
75 pending at the civil [?] level.
Thirty-one Judges as at end 2017
The Dili Court at the end of 2017 had 16 judges, Baucau and Suai with seven each and Oecusse with one.
Police Officers as at end 2017
At the end of 2017, Timor-Leste had 4018 police officers
Special Police Unit (715)
Dili municipality command (467)
The General Command (306).
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