Reference group on analysis and use of crime stats proposed

CATEGORY: South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
DATE: 15 October 2013

A top crime expert has told Parliament’s police committee that crime statistics for the past two years could not be trusted, because they were based on out-dated population estimates. He has also proposed a reference group on crime stats - including the HSRC - to better inform South Africans about crime trends and threats.