DPP: 35 charged for serious crimes in November

THIRTY-FIVE  people were charged with a total of 41 counts of separate incidents of serious crimes other than sexual violence offences last month.

This according to statistics released by the  Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today.

According to the statistics,  the alleged criminal offences included: one murder, two attempted murders, five aggravated robbery, nine aggravated burglary, three burglary, 18 theft, one dangerous driving, one careless driving and one unlawful possession of illicit drugs offences.

All offences were recorded in November this year.

Of the 35 accused persons, five were juveniles and two were police officers.

The stats highlighted that the juveniles were charged with aggravated burglary and theft offences while one police officer was charged with dangerous driving and another with careless driving.

There were 25 victims of the 41 counts of separate incidents.

The data also revealed that of the 25, there were two incidents where the accused persons and victims were related to one another.

Two cases were withdrawn after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed due to insufficient evidence as well.

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