Crime Stats: Murder up, sexual offences down – As it happened

2015-09-29 13:30

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has released the official crime statistics for the past financial year, which included a 4.6% increase in murders, and a 5.4% decrease in reported sexual offences.

Concerns over reliability, relevance of crime stats

2015-09-29 07:00

The pending announcement of the annual crime statistics has sparked everything from doubt around their validity to questions over their relevance.

Is SA safer since 1994?

2015-09-23 14:38

While the levels of certain crimes have dropped since 1994, increases in armed robbery, hijackings, sexual assault and drug crimes make it hard to determine if the country is safer, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Armed robbery was lowest under Bheki Cele - expert

2015-09-23 13:39

Bheki Cele's tenure as national police commissioner recorded a sharp decline in the number of armed robberies in the country, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Protests increase by nearly 100% since 2010

2015-05-27 14:03

There has been a 96% increase in protests in South Africa since 2010, research by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

3 in 10 adults fear police - survey

2015-02-02 21:06

A third of adults in South Africa fear the police, a Futurefact survey recently found.

Cops can't be trusted - FF Plus

2015-01-28 19:11

The SA Police Service is failing to deliver on its constitutional mandate to protect communities, the FF Plus says.

Cops encouraging violent crime - SAIRR

2015-01-28 13:36

Members of the SA Police Service play a major role in perpetrating serious violent crime, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

SAIRR: Whites kept out of public service

2014-06-26 12:23

Public service managers are being encouraged to keep posts vacant rather than fill them with whites, an SA Institute of Race Relations consultant says.

Decline in African language public schools

2014-03-18 11:54

Single-medium African language public schools have declined from 7.2% of the total in 2008, to 4.6% in 2012, the SA Institute of Race Relations.


Understanding crime statistics in SA – what you need to know

2015-09-29 08:54

Crime statistics are released each September and cover crimes reported to the police in the previous financial year. This is all you need to know on South Africa's crime statistics.

We do not expect good news - ISS on crime stats

2015-09-28 13:31

The crime statistics set to be released this week could show a rise in the number of murders and robberies in the country, the Institute for Security Studies says.

More private security than police & army combined - SAIRR

2015-09-23 14:38

The number of private security officers has more than tripled that of police officers since 1997, the South African Institute of Race Relations says.

SAIRR to release crime stats

2015-09-23 05:39

The SA Institute of Race Relations is set to release its crime and security report.

SA 'a pressure cooker of inequality'

2015-05-24 12:23

Inequality is leading to weaker racial relations and government needs to act, says the Institute of Race Relations.

Cop crime study flawed - SAPS

2015-01-29 05:00

A study about police involvement in serious and violent crimes is based on flawed methodology, SA Police Service management says.

Phiyega didn't invent crime - SAPS

2015-01-28 15:51

Blaming national police chief Riah Phiyega for the crime perpetrated by police officers is wrong, her spokesperson says.

Limpopo the safest province - study

2014-12-30 16:38

Limpopo is the safest province in the country, according to a study released by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Pupils migrate to Gauteng, Western Cape

2014-03-18 13:55

Just over 150 000 school-aged children left the Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and North West provinces between 2001 and 2007, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Study: SA voter apathy worrying

2014-03-04 14:23

The number of South Africans declining to exercise their right to vote is worrying, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

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