Rising crime: the good news at Mountain Rise

2011-09-09 00:00

CRIME is falling, but at Mountain Rise police station an increase in reported cases is good news. This is because in the past officers at the station failed to enter crimes in their records, in a fraudulent effort to pass itself off as the best station in the area.

Mountain Rise recorded 60 murders, up from 39 last year. Cases of driving under the influence cases fell sharply, from 223 to 74, truck hijacking from two to none and culpable homicide cases from 23 to 15. Overall, Mountain Rise recorded 6 000 cases, up from 4 564.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Phindile Radebe said they are still monitoring the performance of Mountain Rise. “We are happy with the performance of this police station, although in some crime there is an increase.

“But this shows that they are working in the right direction of fighting crime in the area.”

mlondi.radebe@witness.co.za

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