This is the kind of statistic that every South African should love to see!
I have blogged about Jo’burg policing on numerous blogs from numerous angles. It seems to me that the increasing police presence in the JHB area has proven to have worked. Since 2006, strategic clampdown on crime seems to have worked.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the joint strategy was put in place in July last year.
“We have confiscated more than 1 000 illegal firearms and reduced armed robbery within the inner-city by 63%.
Now there are going to always be the sceptics that question the statistic and challenge the longevity of this sort of result. I say booha to you because this is a start, in fact this is an above average start (63% in fact).
I am also sure that initiatives such as the Primedia’s crimeline and citizens taking more ownership of their safety are playing a large part in the turnaround.
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