Evaluation of the implementation of the Jo'burg City Safety Strategy (JCSS)

OUTPUT TYPE: Pamphlet (unpublished)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Barolsky, N.Pophiwa, M.Wentzel, J.Viljoen, S.Dumisa, K.Sausi
KEYWORDS: CRIME PREVENTION, JO'BURG CITY SAFETY STRATEGY (JCSS), JOHANNESBURG, VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7849

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Abstract

The JCSS advocated an integrated approach to crime prevention and safety using a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach. In line with the NCPS the JCSS emphasised the key role of local government in crime prevention and foresaw that City leadership would play a critical role in realising a localised approach to crime prevention. This was in line with international 'best practice' where city driven initiatives have led to significant reductions in crime and violence in cities with similar socio-economic challenges and high levels of violence as Johannesburg, such as Sao Paulo in Brazil and the Colombian cities of Medellin and Bogota.