'Many people are reluctant to report crime'

Stats SA’s Pali Lehohla says there has to be incentives to ensure that crime is reported.

FILE: StatsSA's Statistician-General Pali Lehohla. Pivture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Statistics South Africa's Statistician-General Pali Lehohla on Tuesday said the fragmented nature of the criminal justice system doesn't inspire public confidence.

Lehohla was speaking at the release of a report on crime, using the recently released victims of crime survey results.

The study found less than half of South Africans were satisfied with correctional services, barely 60 percent with the police, and about two thirds with how the courts function.

Lehohla says this dissatisfaction with criminal justice system has resulted in many people being reluctant to report crime.

"Crime has to be reported and there has to be incentives to ensure that crime is reported so that there's public confidence in the system."