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The number crimes registered by the Republic of Mozambique Police (PRM) nationwide fell 4.6 percent in 2017, its commander-in-chief has said.
The figure appears in an annual report that is being compiled, and was revealed by Bernardino Rafael during a meeting with the people of Maputo on Wednesday.
A total of 20,814 cases were recorded in 2017 against 21,825 in 2016, he said.
The city of Maputo provided most incidents, with a total of 11,807, or 56 percent of the national total. Crimes against persons and property were the commonest.
In total, 407 fewer incidents were recorded by police in the capital than in 2016.Source: Lusa