Police are making sure that crime has dropped over the last seven months thanks to the strengthening of patrols and the cooperation of the population.
But civil society has the opposite view. For her, insecurity is still persistent in Lubumbashi. Every day, she records cases of burglary, sometimes accompanied by murder and rape.
with our correspondent in Lubumbashi,
For the provincial commissioner of Haut Katanga, crime in Lubumbashi is halved compared to last year. For example, cases of armed robbery have increased from 499 to 205 this year; only 97 cases of rape are recorded compared to 169 last year.
“The result is more based on the police-population partnership,” explains General Louis Secong Karawa. We made several arrests, civilians, police, soldiers. And the majority of them have been brought to justice ”.
Civil society in Haut-Katangaelle does not agree. Its report from August last year shows that since the beginning of the year, more than 2,700 cases of armed robbery have been reported for the city of Lubumbashi alone and over 400 cases of rape and 96 murders.
“In the first semester, we arrived at 4417cas; we have recorded crimes ranging from theft to theft with a weapon to murder. The deviations may be the (police) commissioner’s will not to create psychosis. “Minimizing facts leads to a decline in population cooperation,” concludes Jeff Mbiya, one of the leaders of civil society.
Civil society remains concerned about insecurity in Lubumbashi. This Monday, October 11, a man was shot dead in his home in the Kigoma district by armed bandits.