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SAPS Statistics Context and Interpretation

Comparisons between different South African cities have in the past proven challenging, as the SAPS statistics are provided on the police station level, the provincial level, and the national level – but not on the municipal level. Police precinct boundaries do not correspond with municipal boundaries. By overlaying these and generating a list of those stations for which half or more of their jurisdiction falls within the municipal boundary, the Centre has developed a database of crime statistics for each of the nine major municipalities for the last decade.


Useful links:

Statistics South Africa victims of crime surveys