The Botswana Police have paid tribute to the public for assisting in keeping crime down.
Citing figures that show that crime has gone down, the police say this was not only as a result of the police’s efforts but also because of the public’s cooperation and support, especially during the President Day Holidays. Assistant Superintendent Dimbo Peter, the Public Relations Officer, confirmed that there was a reduction in the number of road traffic accidents recorded during the President’s Day holidays this year as compared to the previous one.
Peter said during the same period last year, the police recorded 190 accidents and three of the accidents claimed lives of three people yet this year three people died in two of the recorded accidents out of a total of 144 accidents.
“The number of people who were seriously injured in road accidents was also slightly reduced from16 last year to 14, while those who escaped with minor injuries were 33, compared to 60 last year,” said Peter.