According to the National Police's First Quarter 2022 Operational Results, the number of registered crimes indicates a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
During the period, the police carried out 833 targeted micro-operations, dismantled 88 groups of criminals, having cleared up 9,650 crimes, having also seized 277 firearms and recovered 39 vehicles.
In the capital, Luanda, the police recorded "criminality control in the order of 90 percent", with 590 micro-operations having been carried out, which resulted in the arrest of 2720 elements, 24 groups were dismantled, 114 firearms were seized, which allowed clarify 2,557 crimes and recover 13 vehicles.
After Luanda (40 percent), the provinces with the highest number of crimes were Benguela (12 percent), Huíla (9 percent), Zaire (4 percent), Moxico (3 percent).
With regard to the crimes of kidnappings and lightning kidnappings, the police reveal that they were committed with the intention of stealing or committing sexual crimes, and the criminals temporarily put their victims in this condition.
In a press conference, the deputy director of Institutional Communication and Press of the National Police, sub-commissioner Mateus Rodrigues, also expressed concern about the crimes of vandalizing public assets.
"We had 10 cases of vandalism of public transport, we had two cases of vandalism of party facilities and we had vandalism of a railway branch on the Benguela / Bié and Namibe / Cuando Cubango routes", he said.
Mateus Rodrigues also expressed concern about the "remarkable average" of 16 crimes using firearms per day, despite representing a reduction with the same period in 2021.
Cases of justice by their own hands also marked the first quarter of the year, which resulted in the death of citizens, who committed crimes of robberies and others, by carbonization.
"We advise citizens to always go to the authorities and remember that by committing a crime of murder against someone who has committed a crime of robbery or theft, we are committing a more serious crime than the person on whom we act with our own hands. committed", said Mateus Rodrigues.
Regarding road accidents, there was a reduction of 12 percent, as well as in the number of deaths (24 percent) and injuries (12 percent).
"For every 10 accidents, two people were killed, a severity rate equal to the previous period. The number of pedestrians being run over remains at 36 percent of accidents, whereas 27 percent are due to collisions between vehicles and bicycles", the document says.