Malawi Police Service (MPS) registered a 50 percent decrease in criminal cases during this year’s Easter Season compared to cases registered during the same period last year.
National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said seven serious crimes were registered during Easter this year, compared to 14 last year.
He attributed the drop to increased presence of more uniformed police officers in crime prone areas, good relationship between police and community members and good intelligence collection by detectives which led to timely response to calls.
“During this year’s Easter season, we recorded two murder cases, three robberies, one burglary and theft and one case of breaking into a building and committing a felony therein,” said Gondwa.
He said six accidents were registered in the Central Region, three in the Southern Region and two each in the Northern and Eastern regions.
Before Easter, the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services tipped the public on how to drive safely. n