South Africa 19.9.2013 02:43 pm

Crime stats – Sabric lauds police

The SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has praised the police for a decrease in cash-in-transit heists in the 2012/2013 financial year.

“The downward trend demonstrates the commitment shown by dedicated policemen and women working in collaboration with [others]… to bring to book perpetrators of crimes,” Sabric CEO Kalyani Pillay said in a statement.

“We would like to thank the police for working with the business industries and we believe that this collaborative approach helps and goes a long way in the eradication of crime.”

The national crime statistics, released by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday, showed that robberies had decreased.

Robberies at non-residential premises had decreased by 0.6 percent, cash-in-transit robberies by 20.3 percent, and bank robberies by 80 percent.

Sapa

 

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