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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 300

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 02 MARCH 2001

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 91

Ms Annelizé Van Wyk (UDM) to ask the Minister for Safety and Security:

 

(1) (a) How many members of the SA Police Service were (i) killed and (ii) wounded while on duty during the period 1 January 1995 up to the latest specified date for

which information is available and (b) in each case, (i) on what date and (ii) where did the incident occur;

 

(2) whether any arrests have been made arising from the above incidents; if so, (a) how many and (b) on what dates;

 

(3) whether any (a) judgments and (b) sentences have been passed arising from the above incidents; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

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REPLY:

1995    1996    1997     1998    1999
   84        76        90         91        82

(ii) This information is not available prior to 2000. Subsequent to the department of Safety and Security’s policy regarding the release of crime statistics, the only crime statistics that can be provided are up to December 1999. No crime statistics will be released for the period commencing on 01 January 2000, until the moratorium has been lifted.

(b)(i) + (ii) To obtain this information, faxes will have to be sent to all police stations country-wide in an effort to determine whether such information may possibly be available at that level, thereby placing an extra burden on limited manpower and financial resources. Members will in such a case have to be withdrawn from other duties and specially allocated to peruse dockets and registers.

Even if returns are received after such an exercise, no way exists of verifying the resultant information without physical inspection at all the stations.

(2) + (3) The Crime Management Information System does not make provision for the number of persons arrested or convicted, but only for the number of cases referred to court. Since 1996, provision has also made for the number of cases with a guilty verdict in court. It, however has, to be borne in mind that the cases referred to court or cases with a guilty -verdict, are not necessarily cases which were reported during that specific period.

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