At least five people died in 265 separate road traffic accidents recorded by the police in the past week. A total of 48 people have already died in road traffic accidents since the beginning of the year compared to 37 recorded during the same period last year.
In other related offences, the police have charged 804 motorists for over speeding out of 2295 cases of traffic violation in the past week. A breathyser test for alcoholic was conducted on 201 motorists and 12 of them have been charge for driving under the influence of alcohol whilst 44 motorists were booked for using hand held mobile phone whilst driving.
The police have arrested three suspects in connection with two murder incidents recorded in the past week. This brings the number of murder cases recorded since the beginning of the year to 25 compared to 15 recorded during the same period last year.
A total of 39 armed robbery cases with which cash amounting to over P80 00.00 and property valued at over P51 000 were stolen.
Out of the 39 armed robbery cases, one involved the use of a handgun, 22 involved knives, and the rest involved various weapons. This brings the number of armed robbery cases reported since the beginning of the year to 185 compared to 162 recorded during the same period in 2006.
The police also recorded 23 rape cases in which 13 suspect were arrested for 11 of the cases. Since the beginning of the year 171 cases were reported compared to 160 reported during the same period in 2006.
Still in the past week, eight motor vehicles were reported stolen and two were later recovered abandoned at various places. A total of 51 motor vehicles were reported stolen since the beginning of the year compared to 40 reported during the same period in 2006