Crimes in Cape Verde drop by 6% between 2012 and 2013

Crimes in Cape Verde drop by 6% between 2012 and 2013

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Cape Verde, Marisa Morais, announced that crime has decreased by 6% throughout the archipelago between 2012 and 2013, mainly thanks to the assertive action taken by the national police.

Admitting that more needs to be done for the safety and welfare of the population, the minister said that the measures taken “are yielding their results” and that the trend is towards a more substantial reduction in the crime rate across the archipelago. He added that disciplinary work among the agents was rigorous.
In 2013 alone, more than 120 national police officers were subject to disciplinary proceedings. In the first three months of this year, the same happened to 32 agents.
122 penalties were also applied: 67 resignations, 24 suspensions, 24 sanctions, four compulsory retirement, two repressions and a reproach of inactivity.

Source: A BOLA