Police say criminal cases in Upper East reduce 21% in 2011

The Upper East Regional police recorded 1,843 criminal cases in 2011 as against 2,355 cases in 2010 representing a reduction of 21.74 per cent.

District Commissioner Of Police (DCOP) Bright Oduro, Upper East Regional Police Commander made this known at an annual get together of senior police officers and their rank and file known as WASSA in Bolgatanga.

The Police Commander said out of the 1,843 criminal cases, the Bolgatanga Municipality recorded 77 cases of motor bike theft, 11 on robbery and 14 cases of break- in between April and December 2011.

He said the diligent performance of the Police led to the arrest of some criminals, among them was the notorious Bukari Salifu, identified in separate robberies within the Municipality.

He said patrols in areas considered vulnerable to crimes as well as the cooperation of the public, who provided information to the police, led to the arrest of the criminals and curbing of criminal activities.

DCOP Oduro  assured the general public of peace in the area, saying the region had enjoyed a relative peace and calm as a result of cooperation between the police, sister security services, media and the Regional Coordinating Council and the general public.

He said the police in the Region were up to the task of maintaining maximum security and peace during the Biometric registration and the 2012 elections.

Source: GNA

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