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Botswana Police Service
Weekly Crime Reports
13.08.13
Five suspects were arrested in five separate incidents of rape in which children below the age of 16 years were victims. The incidents occurred during the week under review at Kanye, Seherelela, Moshupa and Palaye. In one of the incident that was reported at Sejelo Police Station, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion that he sexually abused a four-year-old girl on Thursday in Kanye. It is believed that the incident occurred when the mother of the child was away. Jwaneng police are also investigating an incident in which a ten-year-old boy was raped by a 19-year-old man at Seherelela Village. The victim and the suspect were staying together when the incident occurred. Police investigations indicate that in most instances the perpetrators were relatives, guardians or neigbours of the victims. Some of the incidents were reported late because the suspects threatened victims or that parents victims were made aware of the abuse after a long time. Current Weekly Cases Recorded Penal Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 6 4 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 4 0 N/A 1 Armed Robbery 32 3 Cash over P104 000-00 N/A Rape 39 9 N/A N/A Traffic Offences Fatalities Total Accidents Drunken Driving Excessive Speed 6 301 130 1276 Summary of Cases/ Accidents Cases / Accidents January 2013 to date 2012 Same Period Murder 137 116 Armed Robbery 780 1058 Rape 972 993 Number of people who have died in road accidents 227 220 Theft of Motor vehicle 180 200
05.06.13
The police have arrested five men on allegation that they were dealing with forged documents. The five Zimbabwean men who are all illegal immigrants were arrested during a police operation in Gaborone during the past week. During the search the police found scanned Gaborone City Council Trade Licences, Professional Driving Permit (PRDP) for Goods and Passengers, forged residents and work permits, scanned Omang cards and drivers licences suspected to have been used illegaly . The police have seized the documents, a computer and a laptop as exhibits. The suspects have been detained in the police cells while investigations on the matter continue. In another incident, a 38 year old Chinese man was arrested after being found in possession of a bundle suspected to be ivory made of elephant tusk. The man is alleged to have bought the goods in Hukuntsi. The man was nabbed by the police at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport before boarding a flight to Johannesburg in transit to China. Investigations on the matter are ongoing while the suspect is held in police custody. Current Weekly Recorde Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 0 0 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 6 0 N/A 3 Armed Robbery 23 0 Cash over P136000-00 N/A Rape 26 7 N/A N/A Traffic Offences Fatalities Total Accident Traffic lights violation Excessive Speed 7 300 73 1445 Summary of Cases/ Accidents Cases / Accidents January 2013 to Date 2012 Same Period Murder 87 91 Armed Robbery 512 660 Rape 684 707 Fatalities 135 145 Theft of Motor vehicle 114 125
08.02.13
The Police have recorded a total of nine incidents in which people were murdered throughout the country during the past week compared to three that were reported the preceding week. The police arrested six suspects in connection with six of the incidents. Four cases occurred at entertainment centers such as shebeens and bars. In majority of the cases a knife was used to kill the victims. In one of the cases a 51 year old man of Mmohung lands in Molepolole was killed by a 22 year old man of the same lands last week Saturday. The victim was stabbed with a knife after a misunderstanding with the suspect at a shebeen. In yet another incident, a 31 year old man of Botlhapatlou settlement was stabbed to death with a knife by a 37 year old man of Morwa ward in Molepolole. The men were entertaining themselves at a bar when they had a misunderstanding. Police investigations reveal that most of the murder incidents involving the use of knives and other sharp instruments occured at drinking places. The police would like to appeal to the public to solve their differences amicably rather than resort to violence. Current Weekly Cases Recorded Penal Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 9 6 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 5 0 N/A 2 Armed Robbery 20 0 Cash over P88000-00 N/A Rape 43 11 N/A N/A Traffic Offences Fatalities Total Accideents Drunken Driving Excessive Speed 8 257 33 1151 Summary of Cases/ Accidents CASES / ACCIDENTS January 2013 to date 2012 Same Period Murder 28 16 Armed Robbery 83 129 Rape 189 166 Number of people who have died in road accidents 28 27 Theft of Motor vehicle 11 17
21.12.12
POLICE WEEKLY CRIME REPORT FROM 10/12/2012 TO 16/12/2012 As the festive season approaches, Botswana Police Service would like to advise motorists to drive safely to avoid road accidents. Since January to date, 372 people have died in road traffic accidents. It is against this background that motorists are urged to refrain from drinking alcohol whilst driving, speeding, and driving without due care and attention to avoid unnecessary loss of life. The public is further urged to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy. Further more the public is urged to take necessary precautions in safe-guarding their homes and businesses. They are encouraged to engage security companies to patrol their homes and businesses and effectively engage in neighborhood watch programmes. They should be reminded that leaving their houses without anybody keeping watch gives opportunity to criminals. As usual the police in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies will intensify their operations hence the need for the public to give support and cooperation. Current Weekly Recorded Cases Penal Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 1 0 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 5 0 N/A 4 Armed Robbery 49 11 for 5 cases Cash over P80 000-00 N/A Rape 30 7 N/A N/A Traffic Offences Fatalities Total Accident Traffic lights violation Excessive Speed 6 278 94 1092 Summary of Cases/ Accidents Cases / Accidents January 2012 to Date 2011 Same Period Murder 203 209 Armed Robbery 1734 1714 Rape 1688 1567 Fatalities 372 445 Theft of Motor vehicle 337 323
20.02.12
The police have arrested a number of suspects in on-going special operations conducted in Dibete Gate, Gaborone and surrounding areas. Over 80 suspects were arrested for various offences among them possession of suspected stolen property, entering Botswana through ungazetted points of entry, possession of unprescribed drugs, possession of an offensive weapon and unlawful transaction of foreign currency. Some of the arrested suspects have since been linked to cases that have been pending investigations. In one of the cases three men aged between 29 and 34 years were arrested in connection with the offence of post office breaking and theft in Mabutsane and Bokaa post offices. The suspects led the police to the other suspects where the police recovered various vouchers for Mascom, be-MOBILE and Orange companies worth over P13 000. The police will continue to employ all possible strategies to curb crime in the country. The police also reiterate that there would be no market for stolen goods if people desist from buying suspected stolen property. CURRENT WEEKLY CASES RECORDED PENAL CODE OFFENCES Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash/Property involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 2 1 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 7 2 N/A 3 Armed Robbery 39 1 for 1 cases Cash over P61 000 N/A Rape 30 15 N/A N/A TRAFFIC OFFENCES FATALITIES TOTAL ACCIDENTS DRUNKEN DRIVING CASES EXCESSIVE SPEED 4 313 - 514 SUMMARY OF CASES/ ACCIDENTS CASES / ACCIDENTS JANUARY 2012 TO DATE 2011 SAME PERIOD Murder 18 31 Armed Robbery 168 157 Rape 196 187 Number of people who have died in road accidents 31 45 Theft of Motor vehicle 31 30 D.H Motube (S/SUPT) For/Public Relations Officer
24.01.12
Botswana Police is concerned about bus operators who employ non-citizen as drivers, conductors and inspectors without work permits. The concern comes after the police arrested and charged a number of foreigners for working in Botswana without work permits. Since the beginning of the year, Dibete Police charged a total of 10 foreigner’s bus drivers four conductors and one bus inspector for working in Botswana without work permit. The foreigners were arrested in buses operating between Botswana and Zimbabwe along the A1 road. Foreigners were mainly Zimbabwean nationals hired by local bus operators. The situation was even worse during the festive season when the transport industry was at the peak. The Botswana Police would like to remind transport operators to desist from employing no-citizen without following the normal procedures. The transport operators are further reminded that it is an offence punishable by law to employ non-citizens as drivers, conductors and inspectors without work permits. Current Weekly Cases Recorded Penal Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 3 1 for 1 case N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 6 2 N/A 1 Armed Robbery 19 2 for 2 cases Cash over P71 000-00 N/A Rape 27 19 N/A N/A Traffic Offences Fatalities Total Accidents Traffic lights violations Excessive Speed 5 230 23 337 Summary Of Cases/ Accidents Cases / Accidents January 2012 To Date 2011 Same Period Murder 5 9 Armed Robbery 47 78 Rape 63 91 Number of people who have died in road accidents 12 22 Theft of Motor vehicle 8 13
20.07.11
Botswana Police is concerned about the increasing number of people who lose their lives due to road accidents. A total of 20 people lost their lives, 11 of them from three separate accidents. In addition, 133 suffered injuries, 75 of them seriously, in nine road accidents reported last week. In the previous week two people died, 40 received serious injuries whilst 98 have escaped with minor injuries from different road traffic accidents. In one notable incident in Selibe Phikwe, a 28-year-old woman and a five month old twin baby died after a motor vehicle crashed into the house they were sleeping in last Friday. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested while investigations are continuing. Of concern is that in almost all nine accidents reported during the week under review, preliminary investigations indicate that the accidents were a result of drivers fault as most of them lost control of the vehicles they were driving, resulting in head-on collisions. So far 232 people have died in road accident compared to 187 who died last year the same period. The number of fatal accidents has also increased as 176 accidents were recorded compared to 150 the preceding year. The Police would like to appeal to motorists to be responsible and cautious when driving to avoid unnecessary accidents. CURRENT WEEKLY CASES RECORDED PENAL CODE OFFENCES Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Cash/Property involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 4 2 N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 2 0 N/A 1 Armed Robbery 34 1 for 1 cases Cash over P 197 000 N/A Rape 10 4 N/A N/A TRAFFIC OFFENCES FATALITIES TOTAL ACCIDENTS DRUNKEN DRIVING CASES EXCESSIVE SPEED 20 292 51 518 SUMMARY OF CASES/ ACCIDENTS CASES / ACCIDENTS JANUARY 2011 TO DATE 2010 SAME PERIOD Murder 118 137 Armed Robbery 856 794 Rape 830 862 Number of people who have died in road accidents 232 187 Theft of Motor vehicle 157 144 M.Tamajobe (SUPT) For/Public Relations Officer Tel: 3605446/7/8
22.06.11
The Botswana Police Service would like to appeal to the public to be cautious when handling or using fire in their homes. This follows disturbing incidents of fire breakout in homes, which resulted in destruction to property and injuries to people. During the week under review the police recorded at least ten separate fire incidents in which houses caught fire and property worth thousands of money destroyed. Two of the incidents were associated with arson. In one case, Mogoditshane police are investigating an incident in which a house in Metsimotlhabe caught fire last week Thursday. A six-year-old girl, who was inside the house, escaped with fire burns and was admitted in hospital. The child was rescued by the mother who was alerted about the outbreak of the fire. In another incident that occurred in Francistown, a house belonging to a 38-year-old man caught fire while the owner was away. The fire destroyed property worth over P17000-00. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a candle that was left burning in one of the rooms. The police would therefore like to appeal to the public to avoid leaving open fires unattended. The police further appeal to the public to always ensure that open fires like candles and paraffin lamps are placed away from items that can easily ignite fire. Current Weekly Cases Recorded Penal Code Offences Offence Number of cases Number of Persons arrested Weapons used in armed robberies Cash involved in armed robberies Motor Vehicles Recovered Murder 2 1 N/A N/A N/A Theft of Motor Vehicle 4 0 N/A N/A 1 Armed Robbery 33 14 N/A Cash over P62 000-00 N/A Rape 27 10 N/A N/A N/A Traffic Offences Total Accidents Fatalities Serious injuries Arrested For Excessive Speed 309 17 30 995 Summary Of Cases/ Accidents Cases / Accidents January 2011 To Date 2010 Same Period Murder 105 122 Armed Robbery 775 717 Rape 784 775 Number of people who have died in road accidents Theft of Motor vehicle 142 127 D. Peter (ASP) For/Public Relations Officer Tel: 3605448 dpeter@gov.bw
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