Ashanti Region Tops Violent Incidents Chart in June-July Monitoring Exercise- FOSDA
The Ashanti Region, according to a Civil Society Organization (CSO), Foundation for Security Development in Africa, FOSDA’s monitoring of violence, recorded the highest number of violent incidences in Ghana.
“Out of the total 86 cases recorded within the period of 1st June to 31st July 2022, Ashanti region topped the list with a total of 24 incidents, representing 28% of total incidents.
“Next to follow keenly is the Greater Accra Region with 21 incidents, representing 24% of the total cases recorded,” a research report by FOSDA for June and July 2022.
However, the report indicated that Bono Region was the most peaceful region in Ghana within the period under review with no violent case recorded.
“The 86 recorded cases within the two month period of monitoring revealed that, a total of 167 injuries and 41 deaths occurred in the regions under monitoring where 10% of the dead were women.
“Physical violence, including assault also topped the list of violent incidents with 49 reported cases representing 57% of the total cases recorded whiles Gun-related violence followed closely with 15 case which accounted for 17% of the total cases recorded.
“The above data in this report emanates from FOSDA’s monitoring exercise of 10 major media outlets in Ghana, covering both online and newspaper sources.”In total, 167 injuries and 41 deaths were reported. Sixty-three (63%) of the deaths were men, and 10% were women and 10% of the injured were children.From the report, Violent incidents have a greater impact on men than women and children, which has an adverse consequence on the affected families.
In total, 86 incidents were recorded, of which 49 cases were physical violence (57%), 15 cases were gun violence(17%), 12 cases were sexual violence (14%) , and 4 were psychological violence (5%). There were 3 cases of social violence (4%), 2 cases of economic violence (2%) , and 1 case of political violence (1%).
Attached is the full report by FOSDA