n SA Crime Quarterly - Reclaiming our homes? Tackling residential robbery in Gauteng




During 2006, residential robbery in Gauteng started to increased at a substantial rate - well above the average annual six per cent increase that had previously been taking place. This galvanised action from the provincial government, the South African Police Service and other key roleplayers in the province. The initiatives that were introduced have started to bear fruit as, for the first time in half a decade, a decrease in residential robberies started being recorded from April 2007. This article considers the extent and nature of residential robbery in Gauteng and what is being done to tackle the problem.


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