OUR STATISTICS

A total number of 47 340 cases have been analysed to date. The data shows that 60% of participants are woman and 39% are men. Of the total participants, 13% are children, 13% are youth, 23% are adults and 1% are seniors.

The most frequent issues related to money (money lending disputes, non-payment of loans or for goods and misappropriation of funds) has descreased to 32% of cases. Assaults feature in 63%, property offences in 36%, neighbourhood disputes in 74%, domestic violence in 26%, substance abuse features in 15% and sexual offences in 3%.

In 99% of the gatherings, participants developed a plan of action and people committed to it. In three quarters of the gatherings some gesture marking the end of conflict has taken place. This involves everyone present making a commitment to peace.

Advantages for Community:
- Bringing resources into the community
- Faster responses with few postponements
- Addressing root causes of the problems
- A non-coercive approach

Advantages for Government:
- The increased visibility of local government in communities
- Promotion of partnerships with civil society
- Deepened democracy through community-based problem-solving
- Enhanced service delivery and addressing the priorities of government
- Through this partnership, the Departments will meet their commitment to Social Transformation and Gang Prevention

Advantages for the Police

- Demand reduction and frees resources

- Improves community relations

- Enhances crime prevention

- Increases police visibility

- Prevents problems escalating

- Constitutes a core component of sector policing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
Advantages

   
 
   
  - Bringing resources into the community
  - Faster responses with few postponements
  - Addressing root causes of the problems
  - A non-coercive approach
   
 
   
  - The increased visibility of
. local government in communities
  - Promotion of partnerships with civil society
  - Deepened democracy through community-
. based problem-solving
  - Enhanced service delivery and addressing
. the priorities of government
  - Through this partnership, the Departments
. will meet their commitment to Social
. Transformation and Gang Prevention
 
 




 
 
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