Crime stats to be released this week

Crime stats to be released this week

Johannesburg – The 2013/2014 annual crime statistics will be released on Thursday, it has been announced.

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, his deputy Maggie Sotyu and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega will release the figures at the SA Police Service Training Academy in Pretoria.

Last year, the police and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) were at odds about the crime statistics and about how they were calculated.

The ISS said the crime statistics the police released in September contained a miscalculation, and that they were downplaying the rate of violent crime…

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