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MODUS OPERANDI OF THE PERPETRATOR CHANGES FREQUENTLY

The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum (NSTPF) has been involved in many meetings and crime prevention groups all over the country and it is obvious that the modus operandi of the livestock perpetrators are challenging, especially in Gauteng.

Previously the NSTPF warned against various aspects of livestock theft and the involvement of the livestock owner to be a guardian to the livestock.  Current evidence indicate that the results of the involvement of the livestock owner created a challenge for the livestock perpetrator. Livestock owners are more aware and count their animals regularly, when animals are stolen the livestock owners rush to abattoirs and auctions all over the country. The result of the activities of the livestock owners are that more and more brutal slaughtering of animals occur on a daily basis.

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MODUS OPERANDI VAN DIE OORTREDER VERANDER DIKWELS

Die Nasionale Veediefstal Voorkomingsforum is by baie vergaderings en misdaadvoorkomingsgroepe oor die hele land betrokke en dit is duidelik dat die modus operandi van oortreders ‘n groot uitdaging is, veral in Gauteng.

Die Forum het reeds by vorige geleenthede teen verskeie aspekte van veediefstal gewaarsku, sowel as die betrokkenheid van die vee-eienaar om sy lewendehawe te beskerm. Die jongste bewyse toon dat vee-eienaars meer waaksaam is en hul diere gereeld tel. Hulle haas hulle ook na veilings en abattoirs wanneer hul vee gesteel is. Dit bemoeilik sake vir veediewe en die gevolg daarvan is dat meer en meer brutale slagtings van diere op ‘n daaglikse basis plaasvind.

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2018 AIDA Tariff

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Economic Impact of Livestock Theft in South Africa

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ARE YOU AWARE OF THE SAPS’S NEWLY ESTABLISHED NATIONAL SERVICE COMPLAINTS CENTRE?

  1. The newly established SAPS Service Complaints Centre, which forms part of the Component: Management Intervention Analysis Centre and Service Complaints, is in place to assist the community in receiving optimal service delivery and reducing complaints against the police.
  2. Besides for complaints being dealt with on an individual basis, an aggregation of all complaints is also done with a view to identifying trends through analysis, of which the findings are then utilised to inform management to effect corrective action.
  3. Any dissatisfaction or disappointment by any person or organisation, locally, regionally and internationally, in relation to the conduct or lack thereof, of the service that was rendered or supposed to have been rendered by the SAPS, as represented by its employees, will be investigated to ensure that it is redressed to the satisfaction of the complainant.

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LIVESTOCK THEFT: EXPANDING ON CRIMINOLOGICAL PROFILING AND OFFENDER ASSESSMENT PRACTICES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Criminological profiling and assessments of offenders have proved to be a valuable tool in
the prediction and rehabilitation of criminal behaviour. However, such assessments have
mostly been applied to violent types of crimes. Although economic crimes such as theft and
fraud have not been neglected, the value and application of criminological profiling and the
assessment of offenders who perpetrated the crime of livestock theft has not been fully
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ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY THEORIES: AN ANALYSIS OF LIVESTOCK THEFT CASES

This article describes the uniqueness of livestock theft as a rural crime that needs to be attended to in a more specialised manner than other crimes against property in rural areas. Specific livestock theft cases are used to demonstrate by means of environmental criminology theories that livestock theft occurs within a specific rural environment and that generalisation of the crimes is not always possible due to the type of crime that is committed. The events of the crimes create much awareness regarding crime, space and time and the involved social media and other technologies that can be used to detect livestock theft crimes in future. Read more …

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LIVESTOCK THEFT: A CASE STUDY

The development of social media in South Africa and the use of social media in general by the criminal justice system will firstly be discussed and then the focus will move to the role of the social media in solving livestock theft crime. Formal social networks are explored and analysed within the context of a social networks analysis. The purpose of the article is to determine if social media networks in collaboration with more formal social networks contribute to the apprehension of the offenders as well as involving other related information that could lead to reduction in livestock theft.  Read more …

The extent of stock theft in South Africa

Agriculture is one of the cornerstones in any country’s economy. Therefore, the different crimes committed within the rural agricultural communities need to be researched as they impact on the economy and food security of the country. The importance of crimes committed in the rural areas of South Africa is neglected by researchers in the field of humanities and related research areas. In South Africa, livestock theft is the only crime committed on farms which is indicated separately within the National Crime Statistics.  Read more …

Livestock Theft: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

There are three kinds of lies, lies damn lies and statistics. The quote is attributed to many people and arguments are made that it is made popular by Mark Twain whom attributed the quote to Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th century British Prime Minister. The purpose of this report however is not to discuss the quotation as such but to demonstrate that the quote is true when it is attributed to livestock theft statistics in South Africa.   Read more …