Arson down, malicious damage to property up

2015-09-29 12:05
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Cape Town - Total contact-related crimes have increased by 1.9%, according to the crime statistics released on Tuesday.

Arson decreased by 6.1% in 2014/15.

But malicious damage to property increased by 2.3% from 117 983 to 120 662.

"When we look at that... contact-related crimes decreased in six provinces," said national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.

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

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