Law and justice sector completes NCD community crime survey

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LAW and justice sector (LJS) has successfully completed the 2009 Crime Survey in Port Moresby after three weeks of interviewing residents in various parts of the National Capital District.
Speaking during the closing luncheon LJS director Joe Kanekane thanked the research assistants for showing their interest and taking part in the survey.
“I must commend you for the work you’ve done as it will be very helpful to the sector so that we can bring services effectively to the areas that need attention,” he said.
Anne Hawego, one of the research assistant involved in the survey since 2007 said apart from being a success, the survey was different from the previous years.
“This year’s survey was a struggle for us because many people refused to speak to us. 
“But we didn’t give up, we tried other alternatives until some of them
eventually gave us the information we needed,” she said.
She said the research assistants had learnt a lot from this experience and they would do better next year.
This year’s NCD community crime survey was part of the PNG urban community crime survey and sector reporting activity being coordinated by the LJS.