Lack of stats hampers the war against crime

Councillors Dave Aldendorff, Mercia Ungerer and Brenton Williams all attended the Community Police Forum (CPF) meeting in Jeffreys Bay this week.

Despite the CPF acknowledging that there is still a serious house robbery problem in Wavecrest, no stats were released by the Police to let the public know exactly what the problem is.

By not revealing crime stats, the Police are hampering the war against crime, not only in Jeffreys Bay, but the entire country.

Knowledge is power and if the community is unaware of crime taking place around them , how can they adequately protect ourselves to prevent becoming the next crime statistic in South Africa?

The DA has been fighting for the release of crime stats on a national level, to little avail thus far.

Paradise Beach, Aston Bay and Marina Martinique have remained relatively crime free in recent months, while there has been an increase of robberies in C Place and the St Croix Street area.

Contact crimes have reduced, as have the number of drink driving arrests.

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One Response to “Lack of stats hampers the war against crime”

  1. Barry Vosloo Says:

    Die Demokratiese Alliansie van die Kouga verdien ‘n klop op die skouer omdat kommunikasie buite koukusverband hand oor hand verbeter het.

    Ek verwys na die feit dat DA-raadslede die afgelope twee maande of wat gereeld blootstelling in die plaaslike media nagestrewe (én ontvang) het, asook die facebook-blad en die uitstekende blog wat hulle onlangs die lig laat sien het. Dis verblydend dat die blog selfs Afrikaanstalige berigte bevat, alhoewel die taalversorging daarvan nie altyd te waffers is nie. Die volgende stap? Twitter?

    As ‘n DA-ondersteuner voel ek vir die eerste keer dat die Demokratiese Alliansie van die Kouga my reg op gemaklike toegang tot geloofwaardige plaaslike DA-nuus respekteer.

    Ek weet dat ek die risiko loop om van verwaandheid verdink te word, maar as die DA van die Kouga die afgelope nege maande op my pleidooie om beter kommunikasie ag geslaan het, kon ons die ergenis en kwaaivriendskap van die onlangse verlede voorkom het.

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