How to map violence without police data
Reducing violence requires knowing how it occurs and tailoring responses accordingly. Understanding where, when and how murder takes place also provides insights into other violent crime trends. This can be achieved by plotting murder on maps, but the South African Police Service does not regularly make such data available. In the absence of police data, how can murder trends be charted to guide violence prevention and policing interventions?
The study written by Andrew Faull and published by the South African Institute for Security Studies assess' the situation in South African and gives recommendation how to map crime.