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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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