Yet more statistical dreck from AfricaCheck

There is an Afrikaans word for faeces that is used rather less often than its more vulgar “kak“ equivalent: “drek.” I was extremely amused to read a piece issued by AfricaCheck, which is where my “drek” word comes in, because, … Read the rest

There is an Afrikaans word for faeces that is used rather less often than its more vulgar “kak“ equivalent: “drek.” I was extremely amused to read a piece issued by AfricaCheck, which is where my “drek” word comes in, because, … Read the rest

S. African crime stats present a bleak picture

crime3A bleak picture emerged on Thursday from the latest figures on serious crime such as murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, and hijackings. In absolute terms, the number of murders have risen by 4%.

One expert described the 2012/13 crime statistics, released … Read the rest

South Africa’s robberies on the increase

Armed_RobberyThe number of aggravated robberies increased by 1.2 percent over the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

However, there were still 29.7 percent fewer of these crimes than nine years ago and 18.7 percent less than … Read the rest

South Africa’s crime stats ‘worst in ten years’

crime-gunResponding to the release today (19 September 2013) of the SA Police Service crime statistics for 2012/13, Institute for Security Studies’ analyst Gareth Newham said the following:

  • “Serious and violent crime is increasing in South Africa. This shows that government’s
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