Erongo reports drop in festive crime
49 people arrested for drunk driving
06 January 2017 | Crime
There was a slight increase in the number of rape cases reported. Nine cases were reported compared to the seven rapes reported last year and five the previous year.
Sixty-one cases of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm were reported, compared to 49 last year and 57 the year before.
Seventeen drug-related arrests were made, compared to only five in 2015/16.
Twelve robbery cases were reported, compared to 14 in the previous festive season.
Fourteen cases of theft out of a motor vehicle were reported - four less than in 2015/16.
Only one drowning was reported, with about 25 near-drownings.
The police issued 1 035 traffic summonses, totalling N$1.1 million, during December. In the previous year 1 485 summonses were issued.
Forty-nine people were arrested for drunk driving - seven more than the previous year.
Fewer accidents were reported too - 221 compared to 231 in 2015/16 and 334 in 2014/15.
Nine people were seriously injured in car crashes this festive season, compared to 11 in 2015/16 and 20 in 2014/15.
Three people were killed in crashes, which was an improvement on last year's eight deaths and the 15 that occurred in the 2014/15 holiday season.
“The deployment of officers in the area, and the education the public had received, meant that drivers were driving more carefully,” Nelumbu said.