CrimeStats in a nutshell: South Africa’s murder rate up by 1.8%

South Africa’s crime stats for the 2016/2017 were released on Tuesday. According to the stats, “approximately 2.1 million serious crime counts were recorded, of which 1 738 980 were community-reported serious crimes.” In this time period, 19 016 murder cases were reported, the highest in 10 years. Carjacking also continues to increase massively, as does […]
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Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday announced a general 1.8% decrease in crime but remained scathing of efforts to curb violence. The crime statistics released in Parliament show that robberies are the highest they have been in a decade at 6% and are the cause of most aggravated contact crimes. Although the “most policeable crime”, […]
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