Limbe Police Station has reported a reduction in crime from 5 817 last year to 4 501 representing 23 percent between January and November.
Theft cases have gone down by 20 percent, assault cases by 23 percent, breaking cases by 24 percent while robbery cases have reduced by 49 percent, according to police.
The figures presented at the station executive committee (SEC) meeting at Police Training School (PTS) in Limbe also show that the station has reduced road accidents from 1 009 to 257 although 36 fatal road accidents were registered in 2016 compared to 28 last year.
However, defilement and rape cases have increased to 96 from 79, representing a 22 percent rise while 44 homicide cases have been registered compared to 35 last year.
The station’s officer in-charge Brenant Chitanda attributed the success to the partnership and unity that is there between the police and the community.
“However, homicide cases are on the rise because of lack of sensitisation as many of these cases originate from domestic issues,” he said.
SEC chairperson Mussa Lambat said police have done a good job in crime reduction.
Limbe Police Station covers two sub-stations, nine police units and one police post. Its policing area includes Kachere, Makhetha, Bangwe, Chinyonga, Soche, Kanjedza, Limbe central business district (CBD), Mpingwe and Machinjiri townships. n