With elections fast approaching, specific
strategies can reduce high levels of
violence linked to political contestation.
Although data on both problems
is uneven, this seminar will review
available information and trends.
The problem is not just more crime,
but falling public confidence in the
police and especially the courts.
This policy brief explains why
using crime statistics to measure
police performance is problematic.
This edition focuses on addressing gaps in
some of South Africa's most enduring challenges.
More detailed police data is needed, but available
statistics show that farm attack trends
correspond with increases in house robbery.