n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - Police & resident consideration for housing estates : on the soapbox

Volume 108, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


A huge number of the more affluent people in South Africa think that they have taken refuge from crime in housing estates over the last few years. Those who are perhaps less affluent have often taken shelter in the scaled down versions of housing estates: security complexes. In addition, a lot of people live in apartment blocks that offer similar security benefits on top of affordability. Either way, people living in any area that can be described as "cordoned off" seem to think they're safer in doing so.

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