Crimes against women, children down - Nhleko

2015-09-29 10:55
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (Netwerk24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - Crimes against women and children continue to decrease, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Tuesday.

This was despite an increase in certain categories of crime, he said at the release of the crime statistics for the 2014/15 period.

"Statistics are beginning to show... a decrease and there is still further decrease, but still we have to deal with the problem of violence against women and children.

"[The] observation is that there is still high levels of violence in our society."

Nhleko said socio-economic inequality contributed to the levels of crime.

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