Home burglaries decrease

2015-09-29 11:28
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town - There were 6 068 fewer cases of home burglaries in the 2014-2015 period compared to the previous year, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega told Parliament’s portfolio committee on police in Cape Town on Tuesday as the latest crime statistics were released.

While home burglaries went from 259 784 in 2013-2014 to 253 716 in 2014-2015 - down by 2.3% - burglaries at non-residential premises went up by 1.2% to 74 358 cases.

A total of 55 090 cases of stolen motor vehicles and motorcycles were reported in the most recent period – a decrease of 2.7% from the previous reporting year.

However, while cars were somewhat safer from robbers, cattle were still being forcibly separated from their rightful owners, with stock theft up by 1.8% to 24 965 cases reported across the country.

- Follow the Live Updates of the release of the crime statistics here.

 

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