Security Robbery cases have reduced from 50 to 15 cases per week - CID

Director general of the CID, Bright Oduro revealed this to some Ghanaians in Hong Kong on Tuesday

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana police service has said there has been a reduction in armed robbery incidents in residential areas across the country.

According to the CID, robbery cases have drastically reduced to 15 cases per week as compared to 50 cases weekly between 2002 and 2008.

Director-General of the CID, Bright Oduro disclosed to some Ghanaians in Hong Kong Tuesday that, the decrease in crime rate is due to the war the police have waged on armed robbers.

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He said “We are blessed in Ghana [that] we don’t actually record so many crimes [but] there are some that are of concern to all of us especially the police.”

The CID boss noted that even though crime has not subsided substantially in the country, some level of success has been achieved in the fight against armed robbery.

Statistics show that Ghana loses about $50 million to crime yearly, which is largely residential, highway and cybercrimes.

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Bright Oduro further revealed that, highway robberies, especially in the northern part of the country, are carried out by nomadic herdsmen in those areas.

He however indicated that those incidents have reduced after his outfit made some “decent arrests.” 

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