Crime stats set to be released

2014-09-15 18:41

The 2013/2014 annual crime statistics are due to be released, it has been announced.

Crime stats incorrect - ISS

2013-11-06 16:39

SAPS have used the wrong population figures to work out crime ratios for the 2012/2013 crime statistics, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Fire failing managers, Phiyega told

2013-10-11 20:31

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been told in Parliament to fire all her senior management staff if they failed to improve their performance.

Western Cape pleads for gang unit

2013-10-09 20:59

The creation of a specialised gang unit for the Free State should set an example for the Western Cape, the province's Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Gauteng cop corruption worrisome - premier

2013-09-20 19:22

Involvement of police officers in criminal activities is cause for concern in Gauteng, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Top cop turns down call for specialised units

2013-09-20 14:39

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer has dismissed calls to reintroduce specialised police drug and gang units to the province.

Crime is not under control - organisations

2013-09-20 08:38

An increase in criminal violence indicates that crime is not under control, and the government needs to rethink its crime strategy, political parties and organisations say.

Stats reveal bleak crime picture

2013-09-20 07:16

A bleak picture has emerged from the latest figures on serious crime such as murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, and hijackings.

Release crime stats monthly - MEC

2013-09-19 20:40

Crime statistics will only be of real value if released on a monthly basis, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Sexual offences down - Mthethwa

2013-09-19 18:11

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the rate of sexual offences has decreased by 0.4% during the 2012/13 financial year.

Special units help reduce crime - AfriForum

2013-09-19 15:33

AfriForum says that specialised police units have played a part in reducing South Africa's crime.


Murder rate increases

2013-09-19 12:21

Watch Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa discuss the increase in the murder rate in the latest South African crime statistics.

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Over 800 000 serious crime arrests - stats

2013-09-19 11:51

More than 800 000 arrests relating to serious crimes were made in the last financial year, resulting in just over 350 000 convictions, according to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

SA's murder, attempted murder rates rise

2013-09-19 11:13

The number of murders and attempted murders in South Africa increased slightly over the last year, reversing a downward trend, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Contact crime rate down - Mthethwa

2013-09-19 10:59

The level of contact crime has decreased by 4.2% over the past financial year, and 38.2% over the past nine years, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Crime stats report

2013-09-19 09:35

Get the latest details as Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa releases the crime statistics for the 2012/2013 financial year.

1.7m crimes a year not reported - SAIRR

2013-03-19 10:51

More than 3.3 million crimes occur per year and half of them are not reported, according to a survey published by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Festive season crime stats unveiled

2013-01-15 12:12

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has released the crime statistics for the festive season, saying that police will deal with any lawlessness to ensure they defend law-abiding citizens.

Petros: Emphasis on people feeling safe

2012-11-07 15:52

Police are working hard to make Gauteng citizens feel safe, says provincial commissioner Lt Gen Mzwandile Petros.

Police not manipulating stats - Sotyu

2012-10-19 08:15

The police ministry does not manipulate crime statistics as they are calculated in line with international standards, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu says.

Crime stats not the key, says top Cape cop

2012-10-03 20:35

The perceptions of communities are a more reliable indicator of crime than national statistics, Western Cape provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer says.

Youth disagree with crime stats: Survey

2012-09-26 18:15

More than half of young South Africans disagree with the crime statistics released last week, says consumer insights company Pondering Panda.

Crime stats not trusted, says DA

2012-09-25 15:39

The current method of collecting, collating, and reporting crime statistics means few people trust the figures, and an independent body should be appointed for this, the DA says.

Experts question validity of crime stats

2012-09-21 09:12

Crime researchers have questioned the validity of statistics showing a decline in serious and violent crimes, with one calling for an external audit of the figures.

Thieves going high-tech with jammers

2012-09-20 22:22

There has been a rise in the theft of goods out of or from motor vehicles, with criminals now using devices to jam electronic locking systems, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.


We stand by our crime stats - police

2013-11-06 22:12

The police ministry has dismissed the Institute for Security Studies' criticism that the latest crime statistics are flawed.

SA crime at lowest in 15 years - report

2013-10-31 18:29

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says an international monitor has found that crime in South Africa is at its lowest level in 15 years.

Crime stats are reliable - police

2013-10-09 20:59

Police say crime statistics for the past two financial years can be trusted despite claims that they are incorrect.

Police: Ratios not meant to confuse media

2013-09-20 22:12

The use of ratios in the national crime statistics was not intended to "deliberately confuse" the media, the police say.

FACTSHEET: SA's 2012/13 crime statistics

2013-09-20 15:11

Has crime increased or decreased? What trends can be identified? This factsheet, produced by the Institute for Security Studies, sets out and explains the numbers.

Gauteng hijackings increase - premier

2013-09-20 14:09

Vehicle hijackings in Gauteng have increased by 2% in the past financial year, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Crime problem areas need attention - ANC

2013-09-20 07:44

The ANC has called for urgent attention to be given to crimes highlighted in the annual crime statistics, saying increases in certain crimes are concerning.

Most feared crime up - FF Plus

2013-09-19 23:16

South Africans have reason to feel unsafe because the most feared crime - robberies at residential homes - showed an increase, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Violent crime unacceptably high - Agang SA

2013-09-19 18:13

Serious crime in SA is on the rise again for the first time in 10 years, Agang SA says.

Police have failed - DA

2013-09-19 18:08

The DA says that the police have failed to reassure people that they are winning the war against crime.

More robberies in the past year - police

2013-09-19 13:36

The number of aggravated robberies increased by 1.2% over the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Crime stats worst in 10 years - ISS

2013-09-19 12:16

An increase in serious and violent crime in South Africa shows that government's approach to crime is not working, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Robberies on the rise, crime stats reveal

2013-09-19 11:33

The number of aggravated robberies increased by 1.2% over the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Rape levels of major concern - Mthethwa

2013-09-19 10:59

Sexual offences decreased during the 2012/2013 financial year but levels of rape in the country are still of concern, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.


Crime statistics live

2013-09-19 10:09

Watch live as Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa releases the crime statistics for the 2012/2013 financial year.

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SA awaits national crime statistics

2013-09-19 07:43

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is set to release the annual national crime statistics, amid concerns that the stats do not reflect emerging security threats such as corruption, public violence, political assassinations, and domestic violence.

67 000 arrested over festive season

2013-01-15 14:25

A total of 67 000 people were arrested in the country's nine provinces during the festive season, with nearly 1.5m people searched, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

MRC says 3 women a day killed in SA

2012-11-07 20:19

The Medical Research Council has told Members of Parliament that a woman is killed every eight hours in South Africa.

Gauteng sees drop in serious crime

2012-11-06 17:22

Gauteng has seen a decline in serious crimes such as armed robberies, assault, murder, and hijacking, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros says.

Top cop: Officers hire guns out for crime

2012-10-03 22:28

Some Western Cape police officers hire their guns out to people to commit crimes, says provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer.

People fear walking alone - study

2012-09-27 18:59

Many South Africans do not want to walk alone for fear of rampant crime, a perception study reveals.

Most Cape murder victims stabbed - report

2012-09-26 12:00

A typical murder victim in the Western Cape is most likely to have been stabbed, had alcohol beforehand and to be a black man aged between 18 and 35, according to a report.

SA remains 'world rape capital'

2012-09-21 20:02

Sexual offence statistics in South Africa are still too high, the National Freedom Party says, adding that the country "remains the rape capital of the world".

Gauteng exports criminals - Petros

2012-09-20 22:22

Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros says policing successes in some provinces forces criminals to relocate, adding that "Gauteng doesn't only export gold, it exports criminals as well".

2 children murdered every day

2012-09-20 22:22

More than two children are murdered in South Africa every day, according to the 2011/12 crime statistics.

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