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SA police claim that index 'vindicates' them on crime is wrong

The South African police have suggested that an index compiled by international business consultancy IHS “vindicates” their claim to have cut crime.

It doesn’t. The index focuses on the presumed economic impact of crime, not the level of crime itself. The truer guide comes with the crime statistics themselves, picking out solely the crimes committed.

See this Africa Check report on crime statistics and our guide to understanding crime statistics. - Africa Check 15/11/13

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