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City agencies arrest 262 suspects in a week<p>​‘It has been a busy week, most notably over the long weekend when many of our staff members spent their time patrolling public recreational facilities. Our beaches were incredibly busy, but no major incidents were reported. As expected, alcohol consumption proved problematic once more. We will know in the next day how much alcohol was confiscated, once our Liquor Enforcement Unit has logged all of the items received at our pound. I’m also very concerned about the increase in pedestrian accidents over the long weekend, as well as the many cases of assault and domestic violence that were reported to the PECC. With another long weekend in the offing, I renew the appeal to the public to please celebrate responsibly, whether on the road, at the beach, or at home,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><div> </div><div>STATISTICAL SUMMARY<br></div><div><br></div><div><ul><li>Cape Town Traffic Services held integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed control operations in the week of 19 December 2022 to 25 December 2022. A total of 62 290 offences were recorded; officers impounded 190 public transport vehicles and executed 790 warrants of arrest. They also arrested 45 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and five for reckless and negligent driving.</li><li> Law Enforcement officers made 132 arrests and issued 4 701 fines.</li><li>Metro Police officers made 80 arrests and issued 2 279 fines. Officers also responded to numerous domestic violence complaints in the days leading up to Christmas.</li><li>During the period 23 to 27 December, the PECC recorded 3 334 incidents. Just under 45% of these incidents were requests for medical assistance. Call-takers also recorded 294 assault incidents, 43 cases of self-harm, 95 domestic violence incidents and 101 motor vehicle and pedestrian vehicle accidents.</li></ul></div><div> </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-12-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ed106a68-c053-45e8-859e-6f693d70af7b;L0|#0ed106a68-c053-45e8-859e-6f693d70af7b|crime10

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