Safety and policing during lockdown


This document presents the results of a cell phone-based survey carried out to explore experiences of crime, policing and safety during the first two months of South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown. It was conducted in three high-violence communities in Cape Town – Delft, Khayelitsha and Philippi.

The survey ran from 15 - 30 June 2020 and elicited responses from 5 794 respondents in the three policing areas.

This data and analysis is intended to support research, violence prevention and policing as part of the Western Cape Government’s Safety Plan.

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