• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN SWOOPED ON JOHANNESBURG STREETS ON FRIDAY (7TH JANUARY) TO START A MAMMOTH DRIVE THAT IS AIMED AT STAMPING OUT CRIME IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN SWOOPED ON JOHANNESBURG STREETS ON FRIDAY (7TH JANUARY) TO START A MAMMOTH DRIVE THAT IS AIMED AT STAMPING OUT CRIME IN THE CITY. PEOPLE WERE ASKED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND SEARCHED.

    HARDLY A STREET CORNER IN THE CITY CENTRE WAS WITHOUT POLICE OFFICERS MAKING CHECKS. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

    THE DRIVE FOLLOWS POLICE WARNINGS AT THE END OF LAST YEAR THAT THEY WERE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON AN ALL-OUT WAR ON THE CITY CRIME RATE.

    A SIMILAR SWOOP ON ONE POLICE DIVISION IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF 1965 WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RESULTED IN THE NUMBER OF ARMED ROBBERIES DROPPING FROM 80 TO 25 A MONTH.

    JOHANNESBURG PEOPLE HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LEVEL OF THE CITY'S CRIME RATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8UQ9681G3E9MYZU9UOTRSBCS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8UQ9681G3E9MYZU9UOTRSBCS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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