The question is increasingly asked whether crime in SA is still under control if the statistics are measured. According to Bheki Cele, the Minister of Police, the South African Police have not yet lost the fight against crime in the country.
Looking at statistics, the picture looks sad. It appears that 52 murders took place daily in the 2016/17 year. Rape figures show that SA has the highest worldwide figure with 65,000 reported cases a year. It is known that many rapes are never reported due to the stigma AND the inability of the police and judicial system to get convictions. South Africa has the highest incidence of child and baby rapes in the world.
Vehicle hijackings are high compared to other countries while transit robberies have become an epidemic.
Gang violence in the Western Cape has claimed the lives of 11 people this past weekend while 45 people were killed in Hanover Park this year. Add to that the farm attacks and murders where in May 2019 there were 46 farm attacks in which 7 people left their lives, so South Africa is no longer a safe place for any resident.
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