#CrimeStats: 57 people die each day in SA, says Cele

'The police dropped the ball' – Cele on 'war zone' crime stats

'The police dropped the ball' – Cele on 'war zone' crime stats

In Dundee, 17 murders were reported over the period (2017/2018 financial year) an increase of two cases.

Asked about the discrepancies in heists‚ and questions by criminologists over the figures of certain crimes‚ police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo‚ said their data is accurate and is based on what was reported to parliament's portfolio committee on police. At least 20 336 murders were recorded nationally.

South African police say a man with a knife fatally stabbed two people and wounded several others at a mosque near Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker. "These 30 stations contributed 40124 murders to the national total we have observed which is 20% of the murders", said Major General Norman Sekhukhune.

The province with the highest number of murders was Western Cape, which includes Cape Town - the country's top tourist hub - followed by Gauteng, the seat of the capital Pretoria and the economic hub of Johannesburg. An alarming number of boys were murdered in KZN (130), Eastern Cape (137) and Western Cape (219).

Another murder in the CBD as crime continues in 2018 ...

Murders of Women and Children 2017/2018.




South Africa's annual crime stats make for grim reading. This had dropped by 4.9% from the previous period.

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

This article's original headline stated: "SA Banking Risk Information Centre says SAPS crime stats too low", which did not reflect Sabric's statements about the statistics.

Cash in transit heists have increased in the last three financial years.

Cele went on to a question-and-answer session after the figures were presented. Cele dismissed this, and said that this notion needed to be dismantled. We have to pick up the ball and change the situation for the better'.

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