Scores arrested during festive season

2010-01-19 10:13

More than 49 000 people were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal during the

festive season for crimes including rape, murder and armed robbery, MEC for

community liaison Willies Mchunu said today.

“It is no exaggeration to say these men and women (police officers)

made life tough for criminals, and will continue to do so. During the festive

season the men and women in blue made a staggering 49 257 arrests,” Mchunu told

media in Pietermaritzburg.

He said 1 222 had been arrested for rape, 955 for murder, 1 324 for

aggravated robbery and 4 595 for drug related crimes.

A further 1 275 were arrested for home and business burglaries, 530

for attempted murder and 6 445 for assault with grievous bodily harm.

Police recovered 1 280 stolen cars.

Mchunu said a well-coordinated festive season security plan which

saw more than 18 000 police officers deployed in a number of hot-spot areas and

tourist attractions, had resulted in the arrests and also prevented other crimes

from being committed.


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