Crime drops during cup - report

2010-07-09 08:06

Visible policing in Pretoria and Johannesburg saw significant drops

in violent crime during the Soccer World Cup, security officials have told Beeld


ADT security company’s managing director Clive Humphrey said:

“Break-ins at houses in the south of Pretoria and Centurion decreased


In the western parts of Johannesburg, crime reports decreased by

70%, while the eastern parts saw a 60% drop, said ADT Johannesburg head Roy


This was due to “visible policing combined with the strategic use

of resources for the World Cup“, said Rawlins.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vishnu Naidoo confirmed that the cup

saw a drop in crime but would not give statistics.

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