Police release stats from festive season

The Western Cape’s Visible Policing Commissioner has announced that liquor and alcohol abuse were the&nbsp...

Visible policing commissioner  Raymond Strydom

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Police provided overall crime statistics to the media at their headquarters in Green Point on Thursday.

More than 5 000 people were arrested for possession of drugs while more than 1 000 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence.

The police’s Raymond Strydom divulged that serious and violent crimes decreased by about 10% across the province.