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dc.contributor.authorChristovao, Xavier Felizardo
dc.descriptionThesis (Mtech (Public Management))-- Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2011
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the influence of crime on the residents of Gugulethu, a previously disadvantaged urban community in the Cape Metropole. The research is particularly focused on the growing crime rate, which is perceived to adversely affect community development.Qualitative and quantitative research methods were employed in this study and two techniques of data collection were adhered to namely, self-administered questionnaires and person-to-person interviews. The target population of the survey were the residents of Gugulethu.The study found that the Gugulethu area suffers from problems associated with high levels of crime, high unemployment and lack of physical infrastructure. Violent crimes such as robbery, rape and assault are commonplace, occurring during daytime as well as at night. The range of criminal activity is comprehensive though. The study found that crime impacted negatively on citizens’ social and economic well-being in that economic opportunities were limited and economic investment curtailed. The situation is similar to that experienced with other deprived areas in the Cape Metropole, including parts of Mitchells Plain as well as Khayelitsha. Gugulethu is a smaller, more established urban area than Khayelitsha.The study forwards several recommendations relating to interventions which should be taken to ensure a secure environment for local residents, potential developers and investors, thus facilitating continued and much needed development in the area. Among the recommendations put forward are the upgrading of local infrastructure, the establishment of a healthy relationship between the community and the police,including the development of such initiatives as effectual Community Policing Forums (CPFs) and community development safety centres.
dc.publisherCape Peninsula University of Technologyen
dc.subjectCrime -- Gugulethu (Cape Town, South Africa)en_US
dc.subjectCrime prevention -- South Africaen_US
dc.subjectSocial conditions -- South Africaen_US
dc.titleA survey on the influence of crime on a sub-economic suburb in the Cape Metropole

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