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Turnaround plan to tackle high crime rate

The South African Police Service (SAPS) management will urgently execute a turnaround plan in four of the country’s provinces with worryingly high crime rates. Police...

ISS: South Africa’s Victims of Crime Survey adds useful insights

More data means better ability to address the country’s public safety challenges. Police crime statistics provide only limited insight into the nature of crime and...

SAPS launches crime-fighting initiative

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a new crime fighting initiative to strengthen its efforts in the fight against crime in the...

Crime stats increased between July and September, report reveals

Following a lull in criminal activity during the hard national COVID-19 lockdown, figures began to rise as restrictions were eased between July and September. This...

Collective effort is needed to fight crime

While South Africa faces a mammoth task of tackling the scourge of violent crimes, the fight will require that all peace-loving citizens stand together...

Crime levels decrease during lockdown

South Africa was a much safer place to live in during the first quarter of 2020/2021, as crime statistics show major decreases in all...

Sexual offences increase by 1.7%

The cases for sexual offences have increased by 1.7% when compared to the previous year, according to crimes statistics released by Police Minister, General...

Level 4 sees slight crime increase, stats remain low

While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level...

ISS: How might the COVID-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

South Africa’s national State of Disaster and associated lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It could have a significant impact on...

ISS: Better police use of data could cut South Africa’s crime

Each year in September, the South African Police Service (SAPS) releases crime statistics for a 12-month period ending on 31 March, which means the...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...