New website to track crime trends
By Tando Mfengwana
13 April 2007
The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention has launched a new website, which will provide available data on crime trends in the Country.
The website will combine victim data and police statistics on crime, mapping crime trends around the country.
Patrick Burton, CJCP research director told a daily paper, that the mapping tool will bring together data on which trends can be mapped and easily identified over a certain time period.
The website provides a breakdown of crime trends in two categories, murder and housebreaking.
The data has not been analysed yet, it has only been pre-packaged.
Burton said that there is the intention to analyse the data, but at the moment they want people to analyse it themselves.
The website can be found on http://www.cjcp.org.za/