At least nine people died in 319 separate road traffic accidents recorded by police in the week ending June 3, 2007.
A total of 176 people have already died in road traffic accidents since the beginning of the year as compared to 158 recorded during the same period last year.
Police said out of 1, 992 traffic violations, they charged 759 motorists for excessive speeding in the past week alone, with breathalyzer tests being administered on 119 motorists and 15 of whom being found driving under the influence of alcohol.
Using hand held mobile phones while driving saw police netting 89 motorists.
Nine murder cases were reported during the past week, and six suspects were arrested for six cases. Since the beginning of the year, 102 murder cases were recorded compared to 71 recorded during the same period last year.
Twelve motor vehicles were reported stolen but nine were recovered. This brings the total of motor vehicles reported stolen this year to 194 compared to 140 reported during the same period last year.
Thirty-three armed robberies, in which cash amounting to over P118 600 and property valued at over P69 000 stolen, were reported.
Out of the armed robbery cases reported, one involved the use of fire arms, 26 involved knives, with the rest involving various weapons. A total of seven suspects were arrested for three cases. This brings the number of armed robbery cases reported since the beginning of the year to 765, only two cases below that of the same period in 2006.
Twenty-four rape cases in which eight suspects were arrested for eight of the cases were recorded. Since the beginning of the year, 604 cases were reported compared to 568 reported during the same period in 2006.