Cape MEC of Community Safety Dan Plato says it remains clear that safety is
everyone’s concern and responsibility.
as today he gave a report back on the Policing Needs and Priority process that
he embarked on in 2014/2015.
this process the department was able to identify the priority crimes in the
province which are murder, burglary at residential property and drug related
Plato said the main cause motivator and opportunity for crime to occur are identified
respectively as substance abuse, poverty and inadequate police visibility.
report identifies a number of policing problems such as the lack of police resources
and the problems caused by illegal outlets liquor outlets including an increase
in violent crimes. However there are also other non-policing factors that have
been identified such as poor street lighting.” Plato added
some of the critical recommendation in the report include the police improving
their visibility as a deterrent to crime on the streets. MEC Plato said the
report has also been distributed to the various policing precincts to better
inform the service delivery of the SAPS in all communities.
Plato explains some of the key results on respondent’s safety, and respondent’s
reactions to crime.
also said that almost a quarter 23.9% of respondents did not report crimes when
they fell victim. Possible reasons are the lack confidence in police, fear of reprisal
or dislike of the police.
police vehicles 20.05% offices 19.6% and infrastructure together with the re-establishment
of specialised units are the biggest Policing Needs to promote the professional
policing.” Plato added.
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