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N$9 million worth of summons issued between Nov-Jan …with over 500 gender based violence cases recorded

by Rodney Pienaar

The Namibian Police issued 9 245 summons which in total were worth N$ 9 688 050, between 28 November last year and 18 January this year, its Festive Season Crime Prevention and Road Safety Operations end report revealed.

The numbers are however a decline from 12 636 summons reported in the same period last year which were worth N$13 788 356. 

About 2 511 persons were givens fines for driving without drivers licenses amounting to N$ 2 502 750 worth of fines between November 2017 and January 2018.

According to the press release the police also recorded 552 cases registered in relation to gender based violence in the same period, while of the 296 arrests made 157 were of illegal immigrants.

In 2016/17 festive season about 107 cases of house breakings were recorded while only 90 were recorded between November 2017 and January 2018. 

In the same period, the police also recorded 28 murders and 28 cases of attempted murder. 

Statistics further show that 65 cases of rape were registered in the last 2 months.

About 69 cases of dealing or possession of drugs were registered between 2016/17 while 117 were registered between November and January. 

Overall arrests made were 231 in 2016/17 while in 2017/18 296 arrest were made during the festive season.