Crime in Kavango East decline slightly

24 Jun 2019 19:00pm
RUNDU, 24 JUN (NAMPA) – Crime in the Kavango East Region has shown a slight reduction in the number of cases recorded in the 2018/2019 financial year compared to the preceding year.
In 2017/2018, a total number of 143 cases were recorded while a total number of 138 were recorded in the region last year.
This was according to Kavango East Governor, Samuel Mbambo when he delivered his State of the Regional Address (SORA) on Monday here.
The (serious) crimes relate to murder, robbery, rape and domestic violence.
The governor noted that no human trafficking cases, which are also categorised as serious crime, was recorded, adding that there was a slight decline in suicide cases.
A total of 17 suicide cases were reported in 2017/2018 compared to 16 cases in the period under review.
In other cases related to incidences such as drowning, crocodile and hippopotamus attacks, six cases were recorded as opposed to seven during the 2017/2018 period.
Mbambo took the opportunity to applaud the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) for their efforts in curbing crime.
Currently, NamPol and NDF are engaged in the joint Operation Kalahari Desert, preceded by Operation Hornkranz which was launched last year to combat crime.
“I wish to applaud the efforts of our law enforcement agencies who came up with the strategy on joint operations to address crime,” he noted.