Assault tops festive season crimes

Crime
Leandrea Louw
Walvis Bay

Tutaleni, Kuisebmond and Mondesa recorded the most gender based violence (GBV) cases in Erongo, the latest December crime figures from Erongo police indicated. “The irresponsible drinking behaviour of victims was a common contributing factor in these cases, especially in rape cases. Most of the assault cases reported are also alcohol related. This, in turn, will lead to more cases being withdrawn,” said deputy commissioner Tobie Gerber.

Fifteen GBV cases were reported in Tutaleni. These included six common assaults, one assault by threatening, three cases of malicious damage to property, two cases of defamation of character and three rapes.
Twelve cases were reported in Kuisebmond. These included one common assault, five assaults by threat, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, two cases of malicious damage to property, one case of indecent assault, and one rape.
Nine cases were reported in Mondesa with three common assaults, one case of assault by threatening, two cases of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, one case of crimen injuria and two rapes.
Three cases were reported in Narraville: assault by threat (two) and one case of attempted rape.
Three cases were reported in the Walvis Bay town area, of which two were common assaults and one assault by threat.
Three cases were reported at Swakopmund, which included one common assault, one case of the breach of a protection order and one indecent assault.
Three cases were reported at Henties Bay: one common assault, one assault by threat, and one of malicious damage to property.
Two cases were reported at Omaruru: a common assault and a rape.
Two cases were reported at Uis, which included one of common assault and one of crimen injuria, while Okombahe and Omatjete each recorded one case of assault by threat.
Two rapes were reported, one at Arandis and Karibib respectively. Two cases at Usakos: one of common assault and one assault by threat.