n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Assessing conviction rates and nationalities of accused in reported burglary cases in Musina policing precinct : the Zimbabwean factor
|Article Title||Assessing conviction rates and nationalities of accused in reported burglary cases in Musina policing precinct : the Zimbabwean factor|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 University of Venda and 2 University of Limpopo|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||93 - 102|
|Keyword(s)||Burglaries in Musina, Closure of cases and successful prosecutions, Illegal immigrants and crime and Police efficiency|
Crime in South Africa is always a topical issue in politics, the media and a concern of the general public. Often rhetoric is focused on illegal immigrants who are blamed for crime. Apart from this focus, the article also presents a detailed analysis of reported burglaries in the border town of Musina in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, with data presentations on the distinction between business and residential premises as targets. The research also examined police efficiency measured against the closure of cases and how the use of forensic support, as well as assistance from the public featured in the successful prosecution of cases.
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