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WC Safety Forum: Crime stats don’t reveal holistic view in CT communities

Officials say venues, where gangs operate from, should be targeted in a bid reduce violent crime.

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CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Safety Forum says crime stats do not reveal a holistic view of the crime situation in Cape Town communities.

Officials say venues, where gangs operate from, should be targeted in a bid reduce violent crime.

On Monday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the 2016/2017 crime stats at Parliament.

It revealed the country's murder rate has increased by 1.8%.

Safety Forum Chairperson Roegshanda Pascoe said: “As I speak now, shooting is running havoc, the whole place has been filled with guns shooting continuously in Manenberg. That is the condition, not even in the shops, wherever you go you’re not safe and that is on a daily basis.”