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Turnaround plan to tackle high crime rate

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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%

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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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...
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