The Zimbabwe Republic Police says there has been a 9.1 percentage decrease in crime in Mbare district from January to May this year, compared to the same period last year.

11 565 cases were recorded from January to May last year while 10 514 cases were recorded this year.

Officer Commanding Mbare district headquarters Chief Superintendent Oscar Mugomeri, who was speaking during the re-launch of the client service charter in Mbare, said the ZRP recognises the need to involve the community in ensuring that crimes are solved.

Chief Superintendent  Mugomeri said the ZRP is geared to ensuring that it remains relevant by re-energising their systems and operations to remain above the crime situation in Mbare.

Mbare Ward 4 Councillor Martin Matinyanya says a good working relationship between the police and members of the public is crucial in bringing the crime rate down.

The re-launch of the ZRP service charter also saw calls for the Mbare community to support the police through neighbourhood watch committees, special police constabulary, crime consultative committees, business against crime committees as well as junior call programmes.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police 2017 theme is: “Serving And Safeguarding Peace And Security In Grace, Stability And Nationhood.”