Nankhuni was speaking on Friday January 11 2019, during a Crime Management Review Meeting.
According to the annual report compiled by Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, Spokesperson for Mangochi Police, in 2017 a total of 2103 criminal cases were on record while in 2018 only 1810 cases were registered.
On sexual offences, statistics show that sexual offences have trailed down the graph. For instance in 2018 only 41 cases of defilement were registered compared to 45 reported in 2017.
Nankhuni said that the reduction of sexual offences is worthy celebrating considering the prevalence of such cases in the district and the tough time police have endured to bring about the positive change.
On road accidents, in the just ended year the station has registered 223 road accidents compared to 202 which were reported in 2017 representing 0.5% increase.
In 2017, 49 people lost their lives through road accidents while in 2018 only 32 were reported dead.
In her remarks Nankhuni commended the Officers for the good team work.
"This reduction has not come on a silver platter, it is attributed to intensive and purposeful day and night patrols, Police visibility in strategic points, collection of crime intelligence, mounting of roadblocks, sweeping exercises, crime prevention and road safety awareness through the media especially community radios in the district and most importantly the good relationship with members of the public such that we have been receiving tips easily on criminal activities in the district.
“Therefore the Police wish to extend their gratitude to all stakeholders and members of the public for their support in fighting against crime in Mangochi,” said Nankhuni.
Additionally, as one way of ensuring that safety and security is not compromised the Police have pledged to continue with the security measures that have so far yielded positive results in the just ending year.