City of Cape Town records an annual decrease in arrests for various transgressions over the Easter Weekend

The City of Cape Town’s enforcement agencies said it had seen a decline in drunk driving, and other arrests over the Easter Weekend, compared to last year.

Drunk driving arrests showed a slight decline, from 89 during Easter last year, to 80 this year. Over the past week, they have also recorded 361 arrests and issued over 72-thousand fines for various transgressions.

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According to Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, the decline is a welcome one, however, increases were still recorded for other transgressions. 

“Over the long weekend specifically, our emergency call takers recorded an increase in assault cases, as well as motor vehicle accidents and noise complaints compared to Easter last year. Add to that the drunk driving arrests, and a clearer picture starts emerging. The Easter period is critical from an enforcement perspective, and I do want to thank those members of the public who took the safety first message to heart," he said. 

Among the calls received were 211 incidents of assault, 33 domestic violence cases, 54 motor vehicle accidents and 21 pedestrian vehicle accidents.

Done By: Thaakiera Ackerdien


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