THE SIEVE EFFECT : South Africaâ€™s conviction rates in perspective
Figures that suggest that only six out of every 100 violent crimes recorded by the South African Police Service result in a conviction are cause for concern. But every country experiences a â€˜sieve effectâ€™ â€“ most reported crimes never even make it to court. Comparing South Africaâ€™s success rates to those of England and the United States suggests that the countryâ€™s criminal justice system is not as dysfunctional as one might think.
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