SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO PUBLISH QUARTERLY CRIME STATISTIC

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will soon begin publishing quarterly crime statistics, says, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe, who notes the need for frequent statistics to better enable the government to take decisions to address issues from crime trends.

In addition the SAPS would also publish one annual comprehensive report, Radebe said when briefing the media after the fortnightly Cabinet meeting here Thursday.

“The annual comprehensive report will accommodate the changes in crime statistics that may result from quality assurance and changes related to the status of the cases that may take place during the year under consideration,” he added.

“This contributes to the National Development Plan pillar, which states that people in South Africa need to contribute to building safer communities.”

Radebe also disclosed that South Africa would enter into an Amended Treaty on Extradition with the Republic of Botswana.

“The aim is for more effective co-operation between South Africa and Botswana so as to facilitate the extradition requests received from Botswana where the death penalty is a possible sentence,” he said.

“This underscores that South Africa will not be a safe haven for criminals by providing for the extradition of fugitives and to facilitate the effectiveness of law-enforcement authorities in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crime.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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