Chileka Police Station has engaged communities on crime prevention and road safety measures.
The meeting follows the station’s report indicating that road accidents have increased by 30 percent while crime has decreased by 21 percent between January and June this year compared to the corresponding period last year.
Speaking on Monday during the Station Executive Committee meeting to review measures against crime with community members, Chileka Police Station officer-in-charge Ruth Harawa said they recorded 157 road accidents this year compared to 122 in 2020.
She also said they recorded 257 crimes this year compared to 300 in 2020.
“That is why we have engaged community members because modern policing requires strong collaboration with the community to reduce crime,” said Harawa.
However, she commended people for creating community policing structures to combat crime.
On his part, a community policing forum chairperson Aaron Makumba said they will engage traditional leaders to formulate by-laws to fight child abuse.
“Our records show that about 2 000 children have dropped out of school due to pregnancies and early marriages,” he said.