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Botswana Police Service
POLICE WEEKLY CRIME REPORT FROM 03/01/2011 TO 09/01/2011
13/01/11

A special police operation team from No. 13 District (Mogoditshane) has arrested three men who have been in the top list of wanted persons. The three men, aged between 23 and 40 years were arrested for a case of shop breaking that was reported in Mahalapye in which explosives were used. The suspects, who are repeat offenders, are on bail for similar offences.

 

Meanwhile, the police are concerned about the heartbreaking decisions taken by some people to solve their social problems.  During the past week, eight people committed suicide while two others survived suicide attempts. What is disturbing is that it involved very young people and fairly elderly ones who could have chosen other means to solve their problems.

 

In one of the cases a 97-year old man of Seshenche Cattle Post in  Shakawe area was found hanging from the rafters of his house by his 53-year old son.  In another case, a 13-year old standard six boy of Dzoroga was found hanging from a tree by his colleagues at Xhoo Lands in the Nata area.

 

Police investigations in all the cases are continuing.  However, the police would like to advise members of the public to seriously think and opt for solutions that would not leave close family members and other relatives in devastating situations whenever they encounter social problems.

 

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

1

1

N/A

N/A

Theft of Motor Vehicle

6

0

N/A

2

Armed Robbery

17

 1 for 1case

Cash over P 20 000-00

 

N/A

Rape

22

9

N/A

N/A

 

 

TRAFFIC OFFENCES                 

FATALITIES

TOTAL ACCIDENTS

 

DRUNKEN DRIVING CASES

ARRESTED FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED

10

201

34

1102

 

 

SUMMARY OF CASES/ ACCIDENTS

CASES / ACCIDENTS

JANUARY 2011 TO DATE

2010 SAME PERIOD

Murder

5

11

Armed Robbery

37

41

Rape

73

72

Number of people who have died in road accidents

17

10

Theft of Motor vehicle

9

9

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