Over 800 000 serious crime arrests - stats

2013-09-19 11:51

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Pretoria - More than 800 000 arrests relating to serious crimes were made in the 2012/2013 financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

Speaking at the release of the 2012/2013 crime statistics in Pretoria, he said 806 298 arrests had been made, with 352 513 convictions.

He said 609 people were sentenced to 826 life sentences.

"Family violence, child protection and sexual offences accounts for 499 of these life sentences."

Mthethwa said 1 586 people were sentenced to a combined total of 2006 years imprisonment for serious crimes.

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