Contact crime remains ‘stubborn’ - Nhleko

2016-09-02 09:30
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (Netwerk24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – Crime in South Africa has broadly decreased, except for contact crime, which is “quite stubborn”, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Friday.

Contact crimes (crimes against a person) “actually talks to the social fabric of our society” and related to patterns of social behaviour, he said as he presented crime statistics to Parliament for April 2015 to March this year.

“We will have to, not only as SAPS, but as a society as a whole, put up quite an effort to deal with social crime.”

He told the portfolio committee on police that a number of remedial actions were being put in place.

One of these was the “back to basics” approach.

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