Malawi Police says crime and traffic offences rise

Malawi Police have registered an increase in crime cases and traffic offence in the third quarter of this year in the Southern and Central Region.

Chigwenembe: Crime cases on the rise

Southern Region Commissioner of Police Demester Chigwenembe said they registered an increase of 62 percent of traffic offences in the region in the third quarter compared to last year.

Chigwenembe said police have registered 2 498 criminal cases representing a 0.4 percent increase from the same period last year.

He said during a regional executive committee meeting at Police Training School in Limbe that Blantyre had the highest number of cases at 208 followed by Limbe at 162 and Chileka’s 21.

In the central region, police said it has recorded rise in road accidents which has seen 33 people killed this year compared to 31 who died last year in the Capital.

He also said they have recorded 1519 criminal cases compared to 1 377 cases recorded during a similar period last year.

Lilongwe police station officer in charge James Munthali said the number of criminal cases the station has registered has increased by 10.3 percent.

Munthali told reporters on the sidelines of the Lilongwe police station executive committee meeting that the development is “worrisome situation.”

He said urbanisation, influx of refugees and foreigners, speeding and driving while drunk are some of the influencing factors to the increase of the offences.

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James zimbiri
James zimbiri
3 years ago

Apolice muno mmalawi nd amen akuthandzila ngoz za pa msewu popeza amakonda kusekelera ma overloading powamenyera ka 3 dollar kuchokera kwa ma driver. Komanso achitetezo ndwochepa mdzikoli. Boma ndlakaso kut lilembe achtetezo okwani. Make a change.

Raja curry powder
Raja curry powder
3 years ago

Go to pa ziziri or pa mango in kameza and chileka and see all the police and rtd officers drink and drive on weekends

Napoleon Muza
3 years ago

Not surprised method your report Chigwenembe. The issue is that there is corruption activities at Road traffic offices, and the citizens. Most of the people holding a driving licence in our Counrty has not been to a driving school , and if they have just to know how to start , Mark 3 point turn, hillstatrt and reversing, but no proper driving lessons. We don’t have theory test and then go for proper training as in other countries. How do you expect the offences to be low. Officials are corrupt and citizens are corrupt too because they are the one… Read more »

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