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Parliament: Missing stats in SAPS annual report raises questions about functioning and capability of criminal justice system

The police, in an unprecedented move in democratic South Africa, did not table their annual report in Parliament when releasing the crime statistics. And that’s not just a parliamentary protocol nicety. The annual report is crucial for the bigger picture of crime statistics because it gives other information, such as on detection rates, trial-ready dockets, reaction times, recovery of stolen items and forensics capability. This week all that was missing.

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