FACT CHECK: Is Nigeria’s Cross River Among The Safest, As Governor Claimed?

In Breaking News, Crime, National News, Politics, Reports

  • The governor of Cross River state in southern Nigeria claimed that only 1.1% of total crime in Nigeria was committed in his state, making it the safest in the country.
  • The best statistics available from the National Bureau of Statistics don’t back up the governor’s claims – 1.61% of all crimes in the country are in Cross River, and at least 20 other states have fewer instances of crime.
  • If you work out a crime rate per 100,000 people, rather than comparing absolute crime numbers, the state is the eighth safest state – but population figures for Nigeria are disputed and outdated.

Researched by Archibong Jeremiah Ojanga

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