Crime escalates - Stats SA

2016-09-08 06:00

THE latest crime stats released on Friday, indicate that crime has escalated in some precincts on the lower South Coast.

Margate

The area has shown an increase in murder by 25% compared to 2015.

There was a slight decrease in sexual offences, from 59 cases to 44.

Drug-related crimes increased by 13.1% compared to 2015. Residential burglaries decreased from 1 468 reported cases in 2015 to 1 364 cases.

Port Shepstone

Murder decreased from 58 cases­ last year to 51 this year.In 2015 85 cases sexual offence cases were reported, this increased to 86 cases reported this year.

Burglaries in the Port Shepstone area dropped from 717 in 2015 to 688.

Drug-related crimes declined from 393 cases last year to 185 this year.

Port Edward

The murder rate in this decreased from 18 in 2015 to 17 this year.

Sexual offences also decreased from 39 cases to 30.

Residential burglaries increased from 207 in 2015 to 235 this year. Drug-related crime increased from 580 cases reported last year to 671 this year.

Southport

Murders decreased from eight last year to six in 2016.

With regards to sexual offences, 12 cases were recorded in 2015 and 25 in 2016, an increase of 13 cases.

There has been a decrease in residential burglaries from 353 last year and 226 this year.

Izingolweni

Murder increased from 18 last year to 21 this year and sexual offences increased from 37 last year to 43 this year.

Gamalakhe

There’s been a slight decrease in murder, sexual offences and drug-related offences.

St Faith’s

St Faiths had no increase in murder, but did however, indicate an incline in sexual offences.

Drug related crimes also increased.

SAPS Communicatios Officer Captain Vincent Pandraum said every­ police station has a Crime Information­ Management Analysis Centre committee that meets daily with management to establish crime threats, crime patterns, the prevalence of specific crimes in specific locations, modus operandi­, and profile possible suspects­ to determine if they are linked to previously reported cases­.

They also advise management about the deployment of members and the allocation of resources to address crime.

“Before the statistics were released by the minister, strategies had already been implemented to reduce categories of crime that had shown an increase,” he said.

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