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Police Statistics Show a Drop in Violent Crimes

SOUTH African police recorded a drop in violent crimes, including murder, attempted murder and common robberies, in the past year as they gained the upper hand in the fight against crime, National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi said yesterday. The drop in serious crime levels would help allay fears from potential investors, who have often cited the high crime rate as a deterrent in the country’s efforts to attract foreign investment. The 2003- 04 crime statistics were collected from SA’s 1136 police stations between April last year and March this year. Crimes that recorded an increase included drug-related crimes, the illegal possession of firearms, aggravated robbery and driving under the influence. Full Story

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