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Botswana Police Weekly Crime Report from 15/11/09 to 22/11/09

The police preliminary investigations have revealed that the majority of road traffic accidents that occurred during the past week were due to carelessness and gross negligence by some motorists. In most cases motorists drove at high speed and in the process lost control of their vehicles. Some motorists failed to stop at stop signs, overtook when it was not safe to do so and driving through red lights thereby causing accidents. 

 

During the week under review, the Police recorded a total of 377 accidents in which 11 people lost their lives whilst 38 were seriously injured.  This has brought the total number of people who died in road accidents to 392 as compared to 375 during the same period in 2008.

 

In one of the cases three people died after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned along Lobatse /Mathethe road on Wednesday. In yet another accident two people died after a vehicle they were passengers in collided with another at Segoditshane/Moshelekane T-junction in Gaborone on Sunday.

 

Botswana Police Service would like to appeal to motorists to always obey road signs and markings to avoid road accidents. Furthermore the police will continue to mount sporadic roadblocks and speed traps to deal with wayward drivers.    

CURRENT WEEKLY CASES RECORDED - Dated: 26th November 2009

PENAL CODE OFFENCES

 

Offence

 

No. of cases

N. of Persons

arrested

Weapons       used in armed robberies

Cash/Property

Involved in armed robberies     

Motor Vehicles Recovered

Murder

6

3 for 3 cases

      -

 -

 -

 

Rape

      

26

 

17

 

      -

  

 -

 

 -

Theft of Motor Vehicle

 

10

 

0

 

      -

 

 -

   

5

 

TRAFFIC OFFENCES

 

CASES

TOTAL ACCIDENTS

FATALITIES                           

ARRESTED FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED

2314

      377

11

659

 

SUMMARY OF CASES/ACCIDENTS

 

 

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