Crime stats based on ‘raw figures’ – Nkosinathi Nhleko

2014-09-19 10:40

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The national crime statistics were based on raw figures, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has said.

“The statistics are based on raw figures, cases reported and cases dealt with and subsequently led to arrest and convictions,” he said today at the release of the statistics for 2013-2014 in Pretoria.

“We [are] talking to figures that have been audited by the auditor-general.”

He noted that there had been concern about the integrity of the statistics but that his department was working with Statistics South Africa to improve this.

In future there would be double quality assurance with the auditor-general and StatsSA.

Nhleko said the crime statistics focused on community reported crimes and police-detected serious crimes.

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