Thursday, October 27, 2011

More deaths caused by firearms in the Western Cape

Lusanda Bill
27 October 2011

The University of Cape Town’s Professor Lorna Martin has revealed that the Western Cape is seeing more deaths caused by firearms than ever before.

The Professor was speaking at UCT on Wednesday.

Martin said ten years ago most deaths were caused by stabbings.

She added that “In the nineties, there were a lot more stabbings. A lot more knife wounds and incidents. Now, especially in the Western Cape, we have switched to guns”.

Professor Lorna Martin also revealed that alcohol is still playing a huge part in deaths.


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