Lekki, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa Lead Lagos in Crime Rates

Lekki, Oshodi/Isolo, and Apapa have emerged as the areas with the highest crime rates in Lagos, as revealed by data from the Lagos State Criminal Information System (LCIS).

The LCIS report also indicated that most crime suspects in Lagos originate from Ogun, Oyo, and Lagos states.

Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Lagos High Court presented these findings at the Lagos Justice Summit on Tuesday.

Justice Oshodi disclosed that between 2018 and 2024, a total of 62,117 inmates were registered in LCIS. Lekki recorded the highest number of crimes, accounting for 13 percent of the cases reported in court.

Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, and Ojo each represented 10 percent, followed by Alimosho at 9 percent, and Agege and Ikeja at 8 percent each.
Mushin accounted for 6 percent, Lagos Island 5 percent, and Yaba 4 percent.

Areas with the lowest crime rates included Epe, Ajeromi, and Victoria Island at 2 percent each, with Ikoyi slightly higher at 3 percent.

In terms of the origin of defendants, Ogun State led with 17 percent (5,294 cases), followed by Oyo State with 13 percent (4,090 cases), and Lagos State with 11 percent (3,295 cases).

Kano, Ekiti, Ebonyi, and Abia had the lowest representation among defendants.

The statistics also revealed that theft-related offenses were the most prevalent, constituting 44 percent of cases with 21,084 incidents. Breach of peace offenses followed at 15 percent with 7,044 cases.

Armed robbery accounted for 10 percent with 4,518 cases, while sexual crimes were the least frequent, making up 5 percent with 2,231 cases.

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