Crime rate marginally decreases in Mangochi


Mangochi Police has said a good working relation between the police and the communities has helped to reduce crime from 2,434 cases which were registered in 2015 to 2,375 cases in 2016 representing a decrease of 2.4 percent.

The police also mentioned intensive motor vehicle and foot patrols by both uniformed as well as civilian police officers and sensitisation of communities as some of the major factors that have made them perform remarkably in reducing serious cases such as murder, rape and armed robbery, among others.

Mangochi Police Station spokesperson, Roderick Maida, said unlike in the previous years, police in the district have performed well.


On traffic section, Maida said 50 fatal road accidents were registered in both 2015 as well as 2016.

“The main factor that led to road accidents is lack of knowledge of highway code of road users. And most of the people who lost their lives in road accidents were pedestrians and passengers that use matola,” remarked Maida.

Maida said the a reduction of crime rate in the district is a feat of note considering that the district borders with Mozambique which is an inlet of vehicles illegally acquired in countries like South Africa.


Maida cited robbery with violence, general theft, unlawful wounding, assault and breaking offences as some of the cases which were dominant. He appealed to members of the general public to continue informing the law enforcers of the people that are suspected to be breaking the law in their localities to further secure Mangochi.

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