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12 Sep 2019

Cele to brief SA on ‘fairly accurate’ crime stats

The Citizen

Experts warn that this much-hyped annual event is merely ‘a show’ and that not much will change if the statistics are not properly categorised and priority crimes effectively policed.

Crime will be a much-discussed topic on Thursday when the South African Police Service (SAPS) briefs the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) on the 2018/2019 annual crime statistics.

Police Minister General Bheki Cele is expected to brief the nation on the crime picture for the period of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

These statistics are fairly accurate, crime analysts say, as they are based on every crime reported at every police station in South Africa.

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The Citizen

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