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09 October 2013

Police crime data based on ‘outdated estimates’

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Top crime expert Dr Johan Burger on Tuesday told Parliament’s police committee that crime statistics for the past two years could not be trusted because they were based on out-dated population estimates…

… “The ISS proposes a reference group on the analysis and use of crime statistics and related information. The group could be representative of the SAPS research unit, the secretariat for police, the National Planning Commission, Statistics SA, the Human Sciences Research Council and civil society organisations.” He said the ISS also proposed a more regular release of crime statistics at station level once a month instead of once a year.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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