WC fears rise in crime amid policing budget cuts


The Western Cape government says policing budget cuts will lead to dire consequences for the province. The 2021/2022 budget for visible policing has been slashed by 7 percent.

The decrease comes despite a call by communities and provincial authorities for more resources to fight crime in the Cape.

The Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town will continue with plans to bolster crime prevention efforts through its multi-billion rand safety plan.

500 law enforcement officers have been deployed in crime hotspots like Delft and Nyanga, with 500 more joining the force over the next few months.

Source: eNCA

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