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12.09.2006 Crime & Punishment

“Crime Levels Have Gone Down In The Capital”

By pfm
“Crime Levels Have Gone Down In The Capital”
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The Greater Accra Regional police command says crime levels in the capital have gone down appreciably over the last eight months. Giving statistics to support the trend, the regional commander ACP Douglas Akrofi-Asiedu says that contrary to the perception of high incidence of crime, 160 robbery cases were recorded between January and August this year, which is 60 cases less than last year.

Akrofi-Asiedu commented that “Records available do not depict a state of hopelessness and despair as it is perceived by a section of the public. Furthermore, how the trend in some of the crimes has been unevenly raising some concern for a great number of them. The gradient has been a steep down slope over the past 3 months”.

ACP Akrofi-Asiedu listed a number of successes recorded by the regional command, including arrests of a number of notorious criminals of various nationalities in the sub-region. He called on the public to volunteer information on suspected criminals in their communities.

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