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Wednesday August 10th 2022

Police are useless, say residents

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  1. Gary says:

    “The SJC contends that 360 people were murdered in Khayelitsha last year, a murder rate more than twice the national average”

    The Cape does appear to be getting worse in the last three years after big reductions in the murder rate. The murder rates for Khayelitsha and Nyanga peaked at around 150 per 100,000 but are now less than 100, though probably going up again.

    Nyanga’s is currently about 85 per 100,000.

    Btw, Nyanga’s population for murder rates covers a vastly larger area than the Nyanga that often appears in census data and I’ve seen outlets misusing it’s murder stats – the Nyanga police area covers over 300,000 people – *not* less than 100,000 as erroneously reported by the Daily Maverick recently.

    Still very worrying though. Just look at the recent, incredibly violent weekend in the city. I honestly thought those numbers were for the entire Western Cape but apparently have been confirmed for Cape Town alone.

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