By Moshi Shabani
Tanzania Police Force has declared on the decrease of cyber-crimes cases since the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act in 2015.
Police Spokesperson Assistant Police Commissioner (ACP) Barnabas Mwakalukwa told journalists in Dar es Salaam today that cybercrime cases reported from January to June this year decreased compared to the same period last year.
“Reported cases of theft through phones have dropped from 3232 in year 2016 to 1663 this year, killing intimidation cases decreased from 1210” said Mwakalukwa.
Mwakalukwa said the cybercrime act has shaped users of social networks, strictly measures against those misused the social networks have awaken citizen and forced them to follow the rules and the regulations.
Mwakalukwa said: “We (through desk deals with cybercrime issues) in a cooperation with various stakeholders including Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) have succeeded to lodge 19 cases of cybercrime whereby connected Tanzanian charged with various offenses.