Mangochi Police deputy public relations officer Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi said the crime rate in the district came down compared to last year.
The district recorded 2,103 cases last year compared to 2016 when the district registered a total of 2,346 criminal cases.The 2017 crime stats represents 10 percent less to that of 2016.
The officer said some of the notable serious offences that have trailed down the graph include robbery with violence and house breaking.
Last year only 122 cases of robbery with violence were registered compared to 205 which were registered in 2016.
However the statistics would indicate a reduction in crime as a whole , sexual offences like defilement seem to have reigned high on the graph in the year just ended comparing to the figures noted in 2016.
She said the station is hopeful of registering a fall in sexual offences this year following stiffer penalties given to offenders by courts lately which has played a big role in advocating against the same.
On traffic offences, Daudi said the district recorded 47 road accidents in 2017 compared to 50 in the year before representing a 6% decrease.
The decrease in both crime and road accidents is attributed to intensive day and night patrols, Police visibility, road safety awareness through the media especially community radios and most importantly the good relationship between the police and the general public such that it has been easy for the police to receive tips on crime in the district.
Meanwhile Mangichi police wishes to thank all stakeholders and members of the general public for their support in fighting against crime.
As one way of making sure that safety and security is not compromised in the district, the station will continue with the security initiatives which so far have yielded fruits.
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