Zambia records 15 GBV related murder cases in third quarter


The Zambia Police Service has revealed that the Country recorded 15 Gender Based Violence related Murder Cases in the third quarter of this year.

Out of the 15 cases, six victims were female adults, four male adults, two female juveniles and three male juveniles.

Police say one case of attempted murder and four infanticide cases were also recorded Country wide during the period under review.

A total number of 4,235 Gender Based Violence cases were recorded countrywide during the third quarter of 2016 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%.

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.