840 more cases of shoplifting

2015-09-29 11:49

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Cape Town - The number of other serious crimes in the country has decreased by 2.2% in 2014/15, despite there being 840 more cases of shoplifting, according to the latest crime statistics. 

The statistics released on Tuesday showed that "other serious crimes" decreased by 11 050 to 499 698 cases, from 510 748 cases in 2013/14. This category includes "all theft not mentioned elsewhere", "commercial crime" and "shoplifting".

There were 840 more cases of shoplifting - a 1.2% increase - from 70 487 in 2013/14 to 71 327 in 2014/2015.

Commercial crime decreased by 11.6% (8 914) to 67 830 cases, while all theft not mentioned elsewhere decreased by 0.8% (2 976) to 360 541 cases.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  nathi nhleko  |  crime stats 2015

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