Perpetrators between the ages of 15 and 35 are committing most of the crime in Kraaifontein, according to a police study that raises a red flag about youth-prone crime in the community.
This has prompted the Kraaifontein police to establish an anti-crime youth forum, which will work closely with the Kraaifontein CPF, acting station commander, Colonel Mnoneleli Magobiyane, said on Friday.
“So the Kraaifontein SAPS and CPF want to get youths to structure youth clubs and to help them with organised entertainment. Clubs from sport, churches, or schools are welcome to register,” he said.
He said one of the ideas was to get parents to run a youth “potjiekos” competition.”This is to keep the youth busy on Fridays and Satudays to keep them off the streets or away from wrongdoings.”
Kraaifontein CPF spokesman Giovanni Pasquallie welcomed the initiative and said the youth forum had been long overdue. He had tried to get it up and running last year.
“There has been attempts at this for a very long time. I believe it’s important to get buy-in from the youth because crime affects them,” said Mr Pasquallie.
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