Feb 9, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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CRIME STATS | 306 children were murdered between January and March

During the first three months of this year, 306 children were murdered, a 37.2% increase from the same time last year.

Children are defined as males and females aged 17 and under .

The quarterly crime statistics were reported to Parliament on Friday morning before being released to the country at noon. The statistics compare level 1 lockdown this year to level 3 last year.

Police said attempted murder of 331 children was committed, a 6.8% decrease from the same time last year, and 1,937 children were attacked, a 12.7% increase.

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