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

Crime stats set to be released

2014-09-18 14:07

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

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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.

Crime stats release postponed

2014-09-17 10:04

The release of the 2013/14 crime statistics by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been postponed.

SA crime down - UN report

2014-04-11 19:20
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The UN's latest report on crime shows South Africa has halved its murder rate.

Crime stats incorrect - ISS

2013-11-06 16:39
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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
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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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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