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NamPol record 5961 GBV cases

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The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) have recorded 5961 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases from September 2019 and September this year. This was revealed on Friday by NamPol head of GBV unit Deputy Commissioner Johanna Situde in Windhoek when she presented the […]

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) have recorded 5961 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases from September 2019 and September this year.

This was revealed on Friday by NamPol head of GBV unit Deputy Commissioner Johanna Situde in Windhoek when she presented the national GBV cases recorded between September last year and September this year.

She said out of the 5961 GBV cases reported, 3119 suspects have been arrested and 2595 have appeared in various courts around the country while 892 cases were withdrawn for various reasons by the complainants.

Situde said 2338 cases are still under investigation while 900 have been finalized with 712 having been convicted while 378 are acquitted and their cases are closed.

The Khomas region recorded the highest number of cases at 2531 followed by Oshana region at 560 cases, Ohangwena 533, Hardap 502, and Omusati at number four with 336. However, there are also regions that recorded the lowest cases such as the Omaheke region with 91 cases, Otjozondjupa 75, and the Kunene region at 50 cases.

On the rape cases, 869 were reported during the period under review with 604 arrests made and 594 have already made their court appearances.

A total of 25 cases of these cases have been withdrawn by the complainants and 125 are still under investigations with four cases having been finalized, three convicted and nine are acquitted.

Ohangwena region recorded the highest number of rape cases at a total number of 218, followed by Khomas with 162 cases, Omusati 87, Hardap 69, and Kavango – East at 60. Kavango West, Omaheke, and //Kharas recorded the lowest at 19, 11, and 10 cases respectively.

The deputy commissioner went on to say that 74 murder cases were reported to the police with 64 arrests made which have all appeared in courts. Ten cases are still under investigation and no case has been finalized yet and no one has been convicted yet either.

Khomas region recorded the highest number of murder cases at 16, followed by Ohangwena at 15, Kunene 08, Omusati 06, and Omaheke region at 05 murder cases.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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