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During the third quarter of 2016, Zambia Police received 4,235 Gender Based Violence cases Countrywide compared to 4,951 cases reported in the third quarter of 2015. This translates to a decrease by 716 cases giving a percentage of 14.5%.

A total of 615 cases of Child defilement were reported this year representing 14.6% compared to third quarter of 2015 where we recorded 688 cases representing a percentage decrease of 10.7%.

Going by province, Lusaka recorded the highest number of defilement cases with 335 while Eastern Province recorded 66, Central Province recorded 50, Southern and Copperbelt had 38 cases each while Western and Northern Provinces recorded the lowest number with nine (09) cases each.

Further, the country recorded 62 cases of rape, 17 Attempted Rape, eight (08) cases of incest out of which six (06) victims were female adults and two (02) were female juveniles. 23 cases of unnatural offences were recorded out of which three (03) victims were male adults while 19 were male juveniles and 01 female.

The Country further recorded 15 GBV related Murder Cases of which six (06) victims were female adults, four (04) male adults, two (02) female juveniles and three (03) male juveniles compared to last year’s third quarter where we recorded 17 cases out of which five (05) victims were males adults, five (05) female adults, five (05) male juveniles and two (02) female juveniles.

One (01) case of attempted murder and four (04) infanticide cases were also recorded Country wide during the period under review.

A total of 1,614 cases of Assault OABH were reported country wide compared to third quarter of 2015 where we recorded 1,385 similar cases. Out of these cases,1,275 victims were females translating to 79% while 206 were males translating to 12.8%, 109 victims were female juveniles translating 6.8% while 24 were male juveniles representing 1.5%.

Going by Province, Central Province recorded the highest number of Assault OABH cases with 390 giving a percentage of 24.2% while was second with 300 cases translating to 18.6% while Copperbelt had 246 ases which is 15.3%.

From first quarter of 2016 to third quarter of 2016, the total number of GBV cases report is 13,092 out of which 1,634 were defilement cases while 41 were GBV related murder cases. Out of the 41 murder cases, 12 were male adult victims, 21 female adult victims, six (06) male juveniles and two (02) female juveniles.



Iued on 16th November, 2016

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