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Police Must Combat Rape More Effectively In Botswana

To fight the increasing rates of rape and sexual attacks against women, the police force in Botswana should establish more effective methods of prevention and deterrence, asserts a recent report by the Botswana police service. The study is the first of its kind to focus on violence against women and girls and cites that the urban capital Gaborone had the highest percentage of non-investigated rape cases: 50 rape cases were reviewed, but not one person was convicted. The report urges the police to develop more effective investigative techniques and communications systems.

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Inter Press Service, 26 June 2000

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