Friday, October 16, 2009

More evidence of cops fudging crime stats

You can see why I take the crime stats emanating from the Ministry of Lies and Deceit with a bucket of salt. Until we have independent record keeping that is verifiable outside government control, one simply cannot take the figures seriously.

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A KwaZulu-Natal police station that has been praised for bringing crime down is now being investigated for crooking its books.

The Mountain Rise police station in Pietermaritzburg allegedly
failed to include 147 crimes in its crime statistics report, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told Parliament.

Another 253 dossiers are also suspected to not have been registered on the police's central data basis.

Mthethwa, who was replying to a question in Parliament, said provincial police authorities were investigating the matter.

The Mountain Rise police station has been praised for reporting a drop in crime rates in the past year.

Mthethwa also said the Independent Complaints Directorate was investigating more claims that four police stations in three provinces manipulated their crime statistics. - SAPA

1 Opinion(s):

Loggi said...

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.