Report card for stations

2018-09-18 06:00

The annual national crime statistics for the 2017/2018 financial year were released last week.

Diep River

Contact crimes dropped by 20% despite the increase in murder cases where three more incidents were reported this year, as well as sexual offences which have increased by 6.7% compared to last year.

Property-related crimes have also decreased by 24.7%.

Crimes detected as a result of police action went down by 42%.

Hout Bay

Crime in general in this precinct has increased as compared to the previous year.

Contact crimes went up from 515 to 708 this year, taking the overall increase to 37.5% this year.

There was a 56.4% increase in contact-related crimes and a 33.3% increase in sexual offences.


Most crimes in the policing precinct remain low, with only a few showing an increase and most remaining below 50%.

Contact crimes dropped by 16% to 312 cases. Sexual offences went down by 41% with 27 cases compared to 46 reported last year.

Increases were seen in cases of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and burglary at residential premises and non-residential premises.


There is a decrease in contact crimes in the Wynberg policing precinct. The report shows an overall decrease of 0.3% with a difference of only two cases as compared to 686 cases reported last year. Attempted murder incidents increased from one case reported last year to seven cases this year. Common robbery increased from to 121 cases to 135 cases this year.

Sexual assaults decreased by 8.7% cases this year as there was no rapes and attempted sexual assaults reported during this financial year. Most of the reported cases in the overall report showed a decrease. Only a few crimes remained high, including burglary at residential premises, commercial crime, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, driving under the influence of alcohol and others.


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