Police statistics per police station for 29 different crime categories. Includes data from 2005 - 2018. This dataset is based on the data released by SAPS but formatted in a way that allows for proper interrogation of the data. The native format makes it impossible to aggregate the data.
Census data is provided within small area boundaries. Crime statistics are available within police precincts. There is no hierarchical relationship between the two. This means that you can't answer questions such as: how many crimes per capita in a particular precinct / ward. This data estimates the proportion of a small area that lies within a particular precinct.
If a small area is not wholly contained within the precinct, a weight is created proportional to the amount of overlap with the precinct. This estimate assumes a linear distribution of people across the entire small area. This assumption may not be correct in certain small areas so use the data with caution.
The value of the small area column refers to the StatsSA SAL number. The value in the precinct column refers to the data as per the crime statistics.
The SAL boundaries used are the 2011 boundaries. The precinct boundaries were obtained in 2016. It is not clear how often these boundaries change and whether SAPS maintains versioning information.
Police district population estimates based on 2011 Census. Estimates are extrapolated from the population counts at the Small Area level, proportional to the overlap of small areas and police districts. See the precinct weights dataset for more information