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General News of Monday, 17 February 2020

Source: starrfm.com.gh

Ghana’s roads most dangerous place to be – Bureau of Public Safety


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The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has described roads in Ghana as the dangerous place to be in a new report dubbed Ghana Public Safety and Crime Report (BPS Watch).

According to the report, transportation-related incidents accounted for the majority of deaths and injuries in Ghana.

The report revealed that over 900 casualties were recorded in 2019 representing 45% of all casualties.

“Transportation-related events reported for the year 2019 was dominated by road transport events. 147 cases monitored accounted for 915 casualties representing 45% of all casualties recorded. This makes Ghana’s roads the most dangerous place to be in Ghana, as it accounts for the majority of deaths and injuries contributed by a single public safety index,” BPS noted in its report.

The report broadly categorized public safety issues into ten categories (index) namely; crime, violent crime, fires related incidents (industrial or workplace), transportation-related incidents, civil disturbances and police officer casualties.

Others were police brutalities, police arrests, natural disasters and general incidents.

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