Crime rate reduces in Central Province

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—Police in Central Province have said the crime rate has continued to decrease as from April, this year.


Deputy Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer, Charles Mbita, disclosed this during a radio program at KNC radio station in Kabwe yesterday.


He said the drop in criminal activities in the province is due to the fact that the police are working tirelessly to ensure that members of the public and their properties are protected.


Mr Mbita also stated that police will continue working with government to ensure that public safety is enhanced by putting up many police posts in criminal prone areas to help in combating crime.


He added that government is already in the process of acquiring modern gadgets that will help modernise policing systems and that constructions of a modern a laboratory that will help in forensic investigations at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has reached an advanced stage.


And commenting on the issue of whether criminals connive with policemen to acquire firearms, Mr Mbita disputed the statement, saying he also did not know their source of the weapons they use during their operations.


However, Mr Mbita urged members of the public to work with the police and help them with any necessary information that may lead to the arrest of perpetrators of crime to be brought to book.

He further urged members of the public not to fear to report any criminal activity to police.