A total of 658 criminal cases were recorded by the Nsawam District Police in the first half of this year as against 1,248 during the same period last year, showing a decrease by 47 per cent.
Some of the reported cases were rape, robbery, stealing, arson, unlawful entry and fraud.
The District Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Micheal Dandy Zah who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, attributed the achievement to day and night patrols in the district.
He called on the public to provide credible information on criminal activities to the police to take the necessary action.
The Commander said an award system was still in place to reward informants.
He urged the public to desist from election related violence and ensure peace and stability in the country.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi