Crime trends in the time of COVID-19


How have the COVID-19 lockdowns impacted crime trends? This seminar will unpack the nature and dynamics of violence and crime over the past year, drawing on the latest statistics released by the South African Police Service on 14 May.

Speakers will provide different perspectives on how COVID-19 related restrictions have affected South African communities. They will also consider the implications for crime and violence prevention in the future.

Chair: Miché Roberts, Research Officer, ISS Pretoria


Lizette Lancaster, Crime Hub Manager, ISS Pretoria

Ntebaleng Morake, Researcher and Education Coordinator, Social Justice Coalition

Richard Chelin, Senior Researcher, ISS Pretoria

Lt Gen Masemola, Deputy National Commissioner: Policing, SAPS

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