Organised Crime in the SADC Region Police Perceptions

"This study aimed to contribute to the quantitative data available on organised crime in the region and thereby to assist in developing a better understanding of its nature and extent. SARPCCO, working with the regional office of Interpol, is well placed to initiate and co-ordinate the collection of more extensive data on organised crime in the region. The participation of nine of Southern Africa’s police agencies in this survey suggests that regional co-operation will be forthcoming to achieve this objective. This survey covered only nine of the 14 SADC member countries. But it has produced a reasonable indication of the situation in the region as a whole. However, almost every question and response beg more questions and require further study and elucidation. This task has to be addressed by the police agencies themselves and by international organisations, governments, and NGOs."