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Up go traffic accidents

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka
THERE was an increase in road traffic accidents in 2015 compared to 2014, inspector-general of police Kakoma Kanganja has said.
And police have recorded an 11.4 percent reduction in the number of criminal cases recorded last year.
Mr Kanganja said up to the third quarter of 2015, police recorded 25,238 cases compared to 24,109 in the same period in 2014.
This represents a 4.5 percent increase in cases recorded.
He said the causes for the accidents were mainly over- speeding and drunken driving.
Mr Kanganja said there was also an increase in the number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases last year.
He said 14,166 cases of GBV were recorded in 2015 compared to 12,988 cases during the same period in 2014.
He was speaking at the police annual ball officiated by President Lungu at Mika International Convention Centre in Lusaka on Friday.
And Mr Kanganja said 42,090 criminal cases were recorded in 2015 compared to 47,490 the previous year.
The reduction in criminal cases indicates a difference of 5,400.
“Cases of aggravated robbery, murder, theft of motor vehicles, among others, were reduced,” he said.




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