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Reducing crime in business

Date posted: 20.09.2013 | Author: Harry Bovensmann

Business Against Crime commented on the latest statistics on crime in business.  While copper theft declined, corruption remains a hot topic.

Social conditions, such as poverty, loss of employment and a lack of family support, besides others, impact on crime, despite the significant efforts made by government to affect effective law enforcement, Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) CEO advocate Simi Pillay-van Graan said. Experience confirms the importance of a public-private-partnership between business and police to turn things to the better.

Commenting on the 2012/13 crime statistics, released in Pretoria, she pointed out that this year had seen a rise in the number of small business robberies and that corruption continued to be an issue. On the other hand, actions taken against copper theft show impact by declining numbers. [Read article]

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