Accra Regional Police Records Less Crimes

crime The Accra Regional Police recorded a reduction in crime last year, statistics available at Regional Police Command,  reveal.

The command recorded 78,509 cases of robbery, murder, defilement, rape, abduction, stealing and fraud, among others, in 2013 as against the 80,243 the previous year, showing a reduction of 2.2 per cent.

The Crime Officer of the Command, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Frank Adufati, told  The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday  that 225, of the cases were robbery, 9,276, fraud; 157 rape and murder, 45.

Assault cases of 25,460 he said, topped the list of criminal followed by stealing 22,023.

Chief Supt. Adufati attributed the decrease to proactive policing, intensified day and night patrols, visibility and accessibility of Police personnel,  as well as mobile and foot patrols, among others.

He said as part of efforts to curb the crime wave in the country this year, the police would maintain its 2013 proactive policing strategy.

Chief Supt. Adufati indicated one of the challenges of the police is lack of manpower, adding that the police personnel cannot be at all levels.

“The Police Administration is putting measures in place to recruit more personnel into the Service,” and is on top of its mandate to protect lives and property in the country, he assured.

Chief Supt. Adufati urged the public to make their personal security a priority and appealed to it to partner the police to protect lives and property by providing the security agents with reliable information on criminals in the society. By Anita Nyarko   

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