Murder and robbery on rise in FS

2016-09-07 06:00

THE crime statistics released by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Friday (02/09) for the 2015-’16 year under review, have shown that the number of recorded murders and house robberies in the Free State are on the rise.

The statistics show house robberies in the province increased by 7,7%, an increase from 718 to 773.

“This increase is of serious concern since these crimes happen where people are supposed to feel the safest and secure, in their own homes,” said Leona Kleynhans, the DA member of provincial legislature.

“These statistics are more than a year old, however, and not of much use for residents to take additional precautions or for the police to adapt tactics to address current criminal trends.”

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