Cele can reduce violent crime by half in 10 years, say experts

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Cele can reduce violent crime by half in 10 years, say experts

Police Minister Bheki Cele has promised to reduce violent crime by half in the next decade, meaning fewer scenes like this one. Picture: Neil McCartney

In order to make the police minister’s ambitious goal a reality, psychological baggage of the past, gun control and the criminal justice system need to be assessed.

While experts welcome Police Minister Bheki Cele’s commitment to reduce violent crimes by half within the next 10 years, they say government has a lot of work to do to ensure it happens – and it will take more than simply increased efforts from the South African Police Service (Saps).  Cele’s commitment came this week, with the release of the “not so rosy” annual crime statistics that exposed the worrying state of crime within the country.  Political analyst and security expert Ntsikelelo Breakfast said South Africa was a violent nation mainly because of its violent history, and its people not...


 


 


 

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