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ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME STATS 2015

Police fix 'minor' car and cattle crime stats glitch

2015-10-02 12:07

Police have worked around the clock to fix a “minor systematic error” that showed some stations as having zero crimes related to cars and cattle.

Crime stats glitch gives KwaMashu a clean slate

2015-09-30 15:35

The crime statistics of one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most dangerous areas remain a mystery as a technical glitch wiped the slate clean for KwaMashu.

Gangs commit 16% of Western Cape murders - police

2015-09-30 13:46

Gang violence accounts for 16% of murders and more than a third of attempted murders in the Western Cape, police say.

Phiyega and Nhleko can't address crime - EFF

2015-09-29 21:14

The latest crime statistics are not in the least bit shocking as there is so much inequality, unemployment, exploitation and degenerate leadership, the EFF says

Police need to do more - Phiyega

2015-09-29 20:00

The journey in the fight against crime is a “long one” and police need to do more, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Crime stats: ‘It’s just getting worse’

2015-09-29 18:20

On average 49 people are murdered in South Africa "each and every day", a figure that politicians say is “catastrophic” and “getting worse”.

80% of precincts with highest murder rates in Western Cape - Phiyega

2015-09-29 17:59

Eight of the 10 policing precincts with the highest murder rates are in the Western Cape, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Maybe Bheki Cele was right all along - SAIIR

2015-09-29 15:39

There could be a significant drop in crimes like home robberies and carjacking if police leadership followed the example of former police commissioner Bheki Cele, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Riah's most important figures on crime

2015-09-29 14:55

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega have released crime statistics for 2014/2015. Here are some interesting figures provided by Phiyega.

Serious crime hits Gauteng the hardest

2015-09-29 14:07

Serious contact crimes - including murder, sexual offences, house robberies and hijackings - hit Gauteng the hardest, according to the crime statistics released in Parliament on Tuesday.

 

Crime stats: PMB community leaders respond with their strategies

2015-10-01 10:54

Following the release of crime statistics, Pietermaritzburg community leaders believe more needs to be done to fight the criminal scourge.

Prostitutes and blue lights: How hijackers trick truck drivers

2015-09-30 14:37

Some hijackers take advantage of truck drivers who stop to procure prostitutes on highways in Gauteng, police have said.

Media coverage of crimes could breed copycats - Phiyega

2015-09-29 21:14

Media coverage of crimes such as mall robberies offers potential lessons for copycats, national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega says.

Police working hard to stop truck hijackings - Phiyega

2015-09-29 21:14

Truck hijacking, which has seen a 29% increase in the past year, is closely entwined with informal business, national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega says.

Increase in violent crime a trend, not anomaly - ISS

2015-09-29 19:00

The upward shift in the number of incidents of violent crime in the country is now a trend and not an anomaly and should start causing alarm bells to ring, the Institute for Security Studies has warned.

Alex township vs Sandton - crime stats

2015-09-29 17:59

A closer comparison of the crime statistics in Alexandra and Sandton reveals that South Africa still largely remains a country where some people fight for their lives and others for their iPads.

Maybe sangomas can predict which cops will do crime - Nhleko

2015-09-29 17:06

Maybe sangomas can predict which police officers will commit crime but the police are unable to, says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

Nkandla had six arson attacks - crime stats

2015-09-29 15:39

President Jacob Zuma’s firepool could prove more useful than widely thought; six arson attacks have taken place in the Nkandla area.

Police alone can't be blamed for increase in murders - Nhleko

2015-09-29 14:42

The police alone cannot be blamed for the increase in the number of murders, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has said following the release of statistics that showed a 4.6% increase in murders.

INFOGRAPHIC: SA Crime stats 2015

2015-09-29 14:02

A detailed infographic of the 2015 crime stats broken down by province.

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