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13 August 2012 at 17:09 - Posted by Anonymous

Gauteng hijackings down to 16 a day


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Johannesburg - Vehicle hijackings in Gauteng have decreased from 25 to 16 a day this year, provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros said in Johannesburg on Monday.

“That is a significant reduction and we do not plan to change our crime-fighting strategy in that regard, but improve on it.”

He was speaking after meeting national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, who was visiting provinces to learn about the police's strategies to fight crime.

At least 50 percent of the country's crime happened in Gauteng, Petros said. He said the number could come down further if police introduced “certain things”.

“We will be producing our research project next month that will detail how we plan to reduce that,” he said. - Sapa

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