Angola: Police Predict 5 Percent Drop in Offences By December

Luanda — National Police (PN) are implementing strategies and stepping up local patrolling to reduce crime in the country by 5 percent until December, whose the rate of crimes tend to increase.

This information was released Tuesday by National Director of Operations and Public Security of the National Police, the commissioner Orlando Bernardo.

Analysing the public security situation of the latest 30 days, the high ranking police officer said the corporation will increase the patrolling actions.

Among the measures, he mentioned police car and foot patrols, as well as the increasing of the fixed police stations.

Orlando Bernardo said that the operation will be jointly conducted with the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC).

He said the corporation recorded 5,090 crimes, less than the 1,350 cases compared to previous period, representing a reduction of 27%.

On the other hand, 190 firearms have been seized and 41 criminal groups dismantled.

Also, 5,106 citizens suspected of committing crimes were detained, 427 vehicles seized for violating the road code, and clarified 3,173 crimes.

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