Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Crime Rates Down in Mbeya, Kilimanjaro Regions

CRIMINAL acts in Mbeya and Kilimanjaro regions have dropped as the year comes to a close, police have said. Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Robert Boaz told the 'Daily News' that in his region there are only a few reported criminal acts.

"The number of crimes from last year has gone down by 9.5 per cent which means that we have made some strides in combating criminals," he said. He, however, noted that road safety had remained a major problem as road accidents have been on the increase.

"We have managed to reduce crime but the problem remains with road accidents," he said. On his part, Mbeya Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Diwani Athumani said that the rate of criminal acts has gone down in the region compliments of community policing and cooperation from the public.

"The number of criminal acts have reduced and we thank the public for collaborating with the police," he said. He urged people to avoid taking the law in their own hands and instead should allow authorities to do their job. Both commanders assured the public of peace and harmony during the festive season.

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