About half of the crimes committed in Gauteng take place in just 40 of the province’s police station precincts. Community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane disclosed this during the quarterly performance review session with Gauteng's law enforcement officials in Muldersdrift, on Wednesday. With 478‚659 serious crimes reported in 2017-2018‚ Gauteng remains the crime hub of the country. According to the crime statistics released by police minister Bheki Cele earlier in September‚ the nearly 500‚000 crimes were a 4.9 percentage point decrease on the previous period. Nkosi-Malobane said that 40 of the province’s 142 police stations handled 50% of Gauteng’s crime. She said that of those 40‚ eight were identified as “stubborn”, namely Akasia‚ Ivory park‚ Tembisa‚ Kempton Park‚ Kagiso‚ Krugersdorp‚ Dobsonville and Honeydew. In these areas‚ police performance in combating crime was not improving. “We are closely monitoring these areas through our intervention plan. We call them ‘stubborn’ ...

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