Statistics show a decrease in criminal offences – BPS


Botswana Police Service Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgope says 2014 marked a decline in crimes. Makgophe said this during the 43rd Senior Officers Annual Conference held at the SSG Band Wing Hall yesterday.

Makgophe said statistics for the year 2014 showed a decline of 1.6% in general crime (penal code and other offences) as compared to 2013. Penal Code offences recorded a 2 percent reduction, whilst other offences showed an increase of 11%.

Makgophe was pleased to report that further analysis of crime returns revealed an overall reduction in violent and serious crime, at 6.6 percent. These offences included break-ins (burglary, store break-in and house break-in), robbery, murder, rape, theft of motor vehicle, threat to kill, and stock theft.

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