Cops ‘cook’ their crime figures - Serious cases deliberately covered up

Monday, December 1, 2008
Policing experts say the pressure to lower national and provincial crime figures is causing some police station commissioners to deliberately cook the figures so that their stations can be seen to be performing. These concerns have been brought to the fore by revelations that the Tzaneen police station - which the SAPS named the most improved police station when it moved from 600th to number one performing station - is under investigation after police officials at the station alleged that they...