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Crime rate increasing in Khomas Region

Crime rate increasing in Khomas Region

Marthina Mutanga
KHOMAS Regional Governor, Laura Mc Leod–Katjirua said more 750 cases of violent crime and property theft were recorded in the region than this time last year.
According to the governor who revealed the figures while delivering the Khomas State of the Region Address and said incidences of theft increased by 4. 65 percent and this situation is influenced by house breakings, theft of motor vehicles and break-ins at businesses.
She said the use of technology will become increasingly important in augmenting existing policing efforts and reducing crime in specific hotspots
“Public Safety and Security is about keeping the community safe, improving the sense of personal safety in public spaces, as well as changing the perception of Windhoek as becoming a crime-prone environment,” said Mc Leod –Katjirua.
The vision is shared with other law enforcement and security apparatus in Windhoek and the Khomas Region in general.
She further noted that violent Crime Rates hot spots are identified and responsive operations were conducted, murder and attempted murder have increased due to mushrooming liquor outlets and long operating hours, some cases of murder and attempted murder are committed in the areas where there is insufficient lighting and influenced by domestic violence.
Vehicle Crash Rate the overall road safety incidents decreased by 14%. 709 cases lesser then projected. This sounds as good news, and it is due to public awareness, the expansion of speed calming measures, intensive law enforcement.
She lastly said that fatalities is caused by a lack of pedestrian infrastructure, alcohol remains a high factor in vehicle crash rates up by 38.6%, or 146 cases over our projections, please do not drink and drive.

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