Loading Events

We are pleased to announce that the next event in our series Meet the Experts will be presented by Lorraine Claasen.


The role of a Crime Analyst in South Africa: Navigating challenges and finding solutions through best practices.

The Minister of Police in South Africa – Min Bheki Cele – released the National Reported Crime Statistics for the second quarter (1 July to 30) of 2022/2023, late last year. During this time period of three months, 7004 murders were committed, averaging 76 murders per day. Reported rape cases totalled 10590 for this same period. Organised Crime infiltrated South Africa on almost every level, controlling industries and extortion of often vulnerable communities.

Proactive policing seems like an impossible task, with statistics like these. The ultimate goal is to utilise Crime Analysts’ best practices to reduce crime rates by networking with policing partners, Governmental Departments,  academia as well as other international policing colleagues. It is necessary to create a network of trust, including people with the specialist expertise, to assist with guiding an analyst to produce products aimed at assisting Policing Agencies in the fight against crime.

We will explore how crucial the role of Crime Analysis is South Africa is,  considering the current context and multiple variables influencing crime rates in our country.

About the presenter:
Lorraine Claasen is a Crime Analyst – based in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing her Degree in Psychology and Honours in Criminology at the University of Pretoria, she worked in academia as a Post Graduate Research Assistant at the Department of Criminology at the University of South Africa. She started focusing on research, specifically on Farm Attacks in the country. She is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts and the European Association of Crime Analysts.

Join us on 25 January at 14:00 CET for the next event of our Meet the Experts series! About the series
Meet the Experts is a series of events organised by the European Forensic Institute to bring together professionals and students in the field of forensic science. In this series, we aim to introduce interested parties to the many aspects of Forensic Sciences including Digital Forensics, Forensic Engineering, Intelligence, Fraud, Counterfeiting, Crime Scene Investigation and more. Our guests will be speaking about various topics related to their field covering their everyday work, industry best practices, forensic innovation, cutting-edge technology and more. Subscribe to our newsletter to

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Go to Top