The South African Police Services
annual report for the 2014/15 financial year has revealed that almost half the
reporting of SAPS members on their performance in responding to dispatch
call-outs could not be properly verified.
In order to curb this problem The Democratic
Alliance has proposed that South Africa requires real-time crime statistics to
be publically available at every SAPS station.
DA spokesperson Samkelo
Mgobozi explained that if SAPS did not have the accurate statistics they could
not have an effective policing strategy to combat crime and ordinary South Africans,
particularly the poor who themselves cannot afford private security in turn
will bear the brunt.
Mgobozi blamed the lack of
action and credible reporting as the responsibility of National Police
Commisioner Riah Phiyega whose actions have seen a decline of the SAPS whose
duty it is to combat crime.
“Crime affects each every one of
us.” Mgobozi concluded.
Labels: SAPS crime statistics should be verified: DA