Bur­glar­ies drop at W Cape schools

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THE NUM­BER of bur­glar­ies and in­ci­dents of van­dal­ism at West­ern Cape schools over the hol­i­days had seen an­other de­crease, Ed­u­ca­tion MEC Deb­bie Schäfer said yes­ter­day. She said the num­ber of in­ci­dents had de­clined con­sis­tently over the past three years, from 41 dur­ing the 2013/14 school hol­i­days to 32 in 2014/15, 21 in 2015/16 to just 17 these past hol­i­days. “At the start of ev­ery school year, one of my main con­cerns is that teach­ers and learn­ers will ar­rive at a school that has been badly van­dalised or bur­gled dur­ing the De­cem­ber hol­i­days,” she said. Ad­di­tional se­cu­rity was de­ployed at schools that were iden­ti­fied as high risk. Schäfer at­trib­uted the drop in bur­glar­ies and van­dal­ism at schools to height­ened se­cu­rity. – ANA

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