There's been progress in tackling farm murders, says Acting Police Commissioner

The Portfolio Committee on Police's major focus was on strategies geared at reducing contact crimes, when the Minister of Police and Acting National Police Commissioner released the latest crime stats in Parliament on Friday. Watch.

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SA’s murder hot spots: drugs, gangs and violence

2015-10-04 16:57

Almost 10% of people murdered in South Africa in the past financial year lived under the watch of just 10 police stations – eight of which are on the outskirts of Cape Town.

No cars stolen in SA, really?

2015-09-30 12:00

You are more likely to be murdered in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD than in any of the main police precincts in the city and surrounds.

Communities ‘must help to stop growing crime’

2015-09-30 09:15

Security companies and communities should be allowed to join hands and form programmes with the police.

Retail sector worries over robberies

2014-09-19 15:49

The continued targeting of the retail sector by organised crime syndicates is of considerable concern, says the Consumer Goods Council of SA.

SA needs new approach to crime - ISS

2014-09-19 14:41

The latest crime statistics are a stark reminder of how far South Africa still has to go to reduce violence and crime, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Higher levels of violence in SA - Nhleko

2014-09-19 11:03

There are higher levels of violence in society and crimes such as murder and attempted murder are increasing, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says.

National crime stats to be announced

2014-09-19 05:32

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is expected to release the 2013/2014 annual crime statistics in Pretoria.

Recapping last year's crime stats

South Africa saw an increase in serious violent crime last year, Gareth Newham explains why this trend shift is very concerning. Watch.

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Release crime stats more often - ISS

2014-09-17 15:24

Crime statistics should be released more frequently with more detail, the Institute for Security Studies says.


9 crime facts you may have missed

2015-10-04 16:57

South Africa’s murder rate is five times the world average. Here are facts about crime you may have missed.

Armed gangs strike in KZN heists

2015-10-01 14:15

Gangs of heavily armed robbers struck at several retail outlets in coastal KwaZulu-Natal in well-orchestrated month-end heists.

KZN is SA’s murder capital

2015-09-30 09:30

KwaZulu-Natal is the country’s murder capital, with the 3 810 murders in the last financial year making up more than 20% of South Africa’s total murders.

Specialised police units needed - Sapu

2014-09-22 17:25

The latest crime statistics show the SA Police Service should re-open its specialised units, the SA Police Union says.

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

2014-09-19 14:43

The murder rate in the country is reflective of "what one would expect in a war zone", DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard has said after the release of the 2013/14 crime statistics.

47 people murdered each day in SA

2014-09-19 13:15

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega says she is "very concerned" that the murder rate in South Africa has risen to almost 47 killings a day in the past year.

AS IT HAPPENED - Crime stats: 17 068 murders last year

2014-09-19 07:57

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega says overall, crime figures are down from the previous year.


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Why SAPS crime stats don't help

The South African Police crime statistics released annually are 6 months out of date and in very broad crime categories which simply don't help in combating crime, says Gareth Newham, Head of ISS Governance, Crime and Justice division. WATCH.

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Curb violence during childhood - ISS

2014-09-17 13:04

Violence could be reduced by focusing on early childhood development, the Institute for Security Studies says.

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