Your article "Gang stat source dispute" (Cape Times, June 7) refers to the low rate of criminal convictions in South Africa.
In the 18th and 19th Centuries, the poor and middle classes created prosecution associations to deal with criminals in their midst.
In the 20th Century, parts of the US created prosecution associations, run by citizens, because of the very long backlog in the public court system.
The law is still applied. The time-consuming delays in the public system are avoided.
We should create prosecution associations again, funded by the poor and middle class, who will be a lot richer if crime is eliminated.