Who is to blame? Crime in Meadowlands,Soweto
Meadowlands is one of the only suburbs in Soweto that does not include any informal or squatter areas in itsÂ boundaries, and in terms of length of tenure, has a relatively stable population. Yet crime in the area is on theÂ increase, and rates of burglary, robbery and assault are high. Contrary to popular perception, crime here is notÂ committed by foreigners or by people from other parts of Soweto or Johannesburg. Rather, victims and nonvictimsÂ alike believe that crimes are committed by people living in Meadowlands â€“ largely young people andÂ the unemployed.Â
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