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Central Region Records Most Violent Incidents in Ghana in Q1 2023

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The first quarter of 2023 has seen a total of 82 violent incidents recorded in Ghana. The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) has released its monitoring report, which shows that the Central Region recorded the most violent incidents, with 23 incidents representing 28% of the total.

The Ashanti Region followed with 15 incidents, contributing 18%, while the Western Region recorded 8 incidents, representing 10% of the total count. The Greater Accra and Eastern regions recorded 6 incidents each, representing 7% for each region.

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The report further revealed that out of the seven categories of violence being monitored, physical violence and gun-related violence were the only categories that recorded incidents in the first quarter of 2023. Physical violence accounted for 51 cases, representing 62%, while gun-related violence accounted for 31 cases, representing 38%. The remaining categories did not record any incidents.

Additionally, the report showed that there were a total of 68 injuries and 58 deaths recorded during the period under review. The monitoring exercise covered ten major media outlets in Ghana, including online and newspaper sources.

For the most part, the report indicates that the Central and Ashanti regions recorded double-digit violent incidents in the first quarter of 2023. It is worth noting that this is the second consecutive quarter that the Central Region has recorded the most violent incidents.

It is important to note that the data provided in this report should be taken seriously by the Ghanaian government and security agencies. They should work together to curb the rising trend of violent incidents in the country.

In conclusion, the FOSDA’s report highlights the need for all stakeholders to collaborate to ensure peace and security in Ghana.

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