The Madina Divisional Police Command recorded a total of 11,300 reported cases in 2011 as compared to 11,591 reported cases in 2010 and the difference of 291 cases represents a three per cent drop in cases during the period under review.
Commander Paul Ayitey, Chief Superintendent of Police and the Madina Divisional Police Commander, said this during an annual get-together organized at the premises of the Station on Thursday.
In attendance at the event was the Divisional Police Commander from Dansoman Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Awini and Policemen and women from surrounding areas including Kwabenya, Adenta, Ogbojo, Ayi Mensah, Haatso and Madina.
Commander Ayitey said out of the reported cases, assault and stealing cases constituted 25 percent of the total cases for both years adding that there were also 126 cases in 2010 on car-snatching, street, residential and highway robbery as against 99 similar cases in 2011 and that during the period under review, there were also significant reduction in rape, defilement and threat cases.
He said with road accidents there were 129 recorded cases in 2010 which also reduced to 116 cases in 2011, but fatalities as a result of such accidents included seven people dead and 47 injuries in 2010 and five people dead and 31 injuries in 2011.
He said the Madina Divisional Headquarters had over the period embarked on several educational programmes which were aimed at sensitizing the general public on the current trends and modus operandi adopted by criminals and how to avoid becoming victims of such crimes.
Commander Ayitey said the Madina Division also initiated several interactive programmes with the various transport unions in an effort to help reduce the spate of accidents within the jurisdiction.
He expressed his profound gratitude to some individuals and corporate organizations who have contributed immensely towards the infrastructural development of their office accommodation and appealed to other societal organization and well meaning philanthropists to assist them complete their office accommodation which is still under construction.
Commander Ayitey appealed to the uniformed men and women under his outfit to continually exhibit a high sense of professionalism, dedication and commitment to work especially during the impending elections and to continue to sustain peace in the district and the entire country.
A computer and its accessories was donated to the Divisional Headquarters during the function by the Member of Parliament of Madina/Abokobi Constituency Hon Amadu Sorogoh.
There were lots of food, drinks and music to grace the occasion and the Policemen amongst others in the gathering used the opportunity to exhibit their unique Azonto dance styles. GNA