New Year violence decreases

A significant decrease in violence was reported at the dawn of the new year when compared to the number of violent incidents reported last year, National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) sources said.

Only 42 victims of violence were reported this year, a decrease of 12 percent when compared to the last year’s. The number of victims of fire crackers have also shows a 29 percent decrease (12 victims).

Road traffic accidents increased by three percent (117) and 161 falls were reported, the sources said.

The New Year related incidents were recorded as 512, a 6.4 percent increase, when compared to the last year’s figure.

The number of hospital admissions were recorded as 194, an eight percent increase from the last year, the sources said.

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