Crime rate in the country dropped in statistics according to president John Mahama.
President John Dramani Mahama has said the crime statistics dropped by more than 5,000 cases between 2010 and 2014.
He said this downward trend was expected to continue in this year and beyond.
President Mahama announced this in his State of the Nation address to Parliament, in Accra, on Tuesday.
He, however, said the Police needed the support and collaboration of the citizenry in making cities, villages, and places of work safer and more peaceful.
He said currently the numerical strength of the Police Service had moved from 23,204 in 2012 to 30,635 in 2014.
“This has resulted in a current Police-Population ratio of 1:784 as against 1:1,100 in 2010,” he explained.
President Mahama said this had brought the country closer to the United Nations’ benchmark of 1:500.
He said it had also led to an increase in police visibility and accessibility, which were key prerequisites in crime prevention, detection and control.
He said the Government had intensified efforts at positioning the country’s security agencies to adequately respond to contemporary security challenges.
This, he said, was done through the biggest retooling of the agencies in recent Ghanaian history.