South Africa has terrible crime stats

15 September, 2018, 06:48 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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The South African Police Service (Saps) has revealed that the country's murder rate has increased by 7 percent to its highest level in the last nine years.

According to him, murders of women and children had also increased.

This means fifty-seven people are being killed across the country on a daily basis.

'The figures that always scare me are murder figures, ' he said.

"The police are not policing 57 million people living in South Africa".

Cele said when looking at a 10 year overview, while police managed to bring down the murder rate from 18 084 in 2009 to 15 554 in 2010, the trend changed in 2013 when the rate spiked to 16 213.

The increasing murder rate in South Africa has left the country's police minister comparing the nation to a "war zone".


Police committee chairperson Francois Beukman adds: "The murder increase of 6.9% is really alarming and totally unacceptable". This year, 23 488 cases were reported compared to last years figure of 24 677.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa had continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest victims.

Many murders were linked to gang violence in Western Cape province, whose capital is Cape Town.

In 2017/2018, Sekhukhune said there were 33 incidents of robbery, six incidents of attempted murder, two incidents of rape, two incidents of stock-theft and one incident of robbery with a firearm, carjacking and kidnapping on farms and small holdings.

He placed a specific focus on training to improve how police officials deal with crimes against women.

This is a problem that needs a solution from all of us.

They also revealed there had been an increase in sexual crimes - more than 50,100 sexual offences were reported, up from about 49,700 in the previous year. Gauteng recorded 108 child murders, the Free State 52, North West 49, Mpumalanga 46, Limpopo 31, and Northern Cape 19.

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