Crime stats Web site a hit

Tuesday, 9 September 2003, 4:12 PM EST

A Web site launched a week ago to monitor South African crime has had an overwhelming response from members of the public, receiving 24 000 hits since its launch, says site owner Spero Patricious.

Patricious, who is MD of the Ornico Group software company, came up with the idea for the site after he heard a report on the radio about the lack of crime statistics in SA.

“With the lack of information on crime, we decided to launch a site that would not only allow people to report crimes, but find out where they are happening,” he says.

“The site is very simple, allowing respondents to state information about the crime, right down to its exact location. Users can then also search the site to get information about what crime has happened in their area or even in their street,” he says.

News of the site has spread quickly, mostly by word of mouth, with 400 crimes being reported since the site was launched, Patricious says. The majority of the reports have come from the Western Cape (86 reports), Gauteng (79) and KwaZulu-Natal (46).

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