The GOOD Party says the Quarterly Crime Statistics reflect the unaddressed social, spatial and economic injustices in the country.
The crime stats released for January to March this year reveals that the murder rate went up by over 22% and rape increased by 13.7%.
GOOD Secretary General, Brett Herron, says all three
spheres of government needs to address the conditions which create an environment that is conducive to crime: "Mob justice and vigilantism, being the second highest reason for murder, is a worrying statistic because it shows the breakdown between the police and our communities.
Improving the quality of policing is only a partial solution.
If we are to tackle crime in our communities, we have to address the social, spatial and economic conditions that prevail in our towns and cities."
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