Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Mwanza records success in curbing crime, say police

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Miguel Suleyman

Mwanza. Amid spiralling crime levels in big cities, the crime rate in Mwanza, the second largest city in the country, has gone down, despite many incidents of machete attacks in the region’s poor rural.

Mwanza acting regional police commander Joseph Konyo, said the crime rate this year has not surpassed figures of 2011 and 2012, as most reported incidents in the city’s two municipalities, Ilemela and Nyamagana, were minor incidents.

Speaking at the weekend during the official handing over of a police post constructed by the Parastatal Pension Fund (PPF), Mr Konyo said no incident of a serious organised crime has been recorded in Mwanza since the killing of the then regional police commander, Mr Liberatus Barrow in 2012, a situation he claimed to show the success of efforts to combat crime.

“Even though this scenario might, on the face of it be construed to mean crime has gone down, indeed crime in the first, second and third quarters of the year has decreased,” said Mr Konyo.

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