Crime in Johannesburg city centre plunges by 80%

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Crime in the Johannesburg city centre has dropped by 80 percent.

City authorities say this trend started 11 years ago when the first of about 240 cameras covering every street in the inner city started operating.

“The cameras have been a huge benefit to the JMPD in regards to crime prevention as it allows us to immediately deploy officers to crime hot spots that are identified on the cameras,” said Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

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- 50 most violent cities on Earth (Joburg isn’t there; 3 other SA cities are)


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