To round off the year, Elitsha brings you some of the stories we covered this year.
The ‘latest’ crime statistics reveal that the murder rates are up and are concentrated in a few urban stations.
Insecurity in Khayelitsha as police dawdle in their duties and leave the Neighbourhood Watch without support.
While the army has been deployed to crime-ridden areas of the Cape Flats, mothers of children slain years before are still marching for the resolution of their cases.
Marikana residents will continue without streets lights that could curb crime in the area as the City of Cape Town awaits the outcome of its appeal against a court order that it acquire the land from the private owner.
Members of the South African National Defence Force were expected to be deployed in gang and crime ridden areas of Cape Town on Friday.