2017: The Year That Crime Spiraled Out Of Control

ON DEATHROW: Tshiamo Kgalalelo and Mmika Mpe PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO
ON DEATHROW: Tshiamo Kgalalelo and Mmika Mpe PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Looking at crime trends this year, one could rate 2017 as a bad year especially looking at violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder, The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes

This year’s violent crime reports gave an early indication of where the national crime trends were heading to and that might have been behind the police’s interventions that led to so many arrests. Mid this year, in their infinite mission to curb drug trafficking and drug use amongst druggies, which was reported to have spiraled out of control, the police introduced the stop, question and search campaign that lead to the recent raids. Some of the raids were made public through different media platforms as a way of sending a clear message to potential dealers.

Shockingly, despite making a spectacle of themselves on television, that message appeared to have fallen on deaf ears, as the police continues confiscate and arrest druggies with large quantities of drugs on daily basis. The police also continue to register violent crimes such as murder, rape and armed robbery to mention but a few something that puts the year 2017 on the spotlight as a bad year.

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