Crime stats set to be released

2012-09-20 07:38

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will release South Africa's crime statistics for the 2011/2012 financial year in Parliament on Thursday.

Mthethwa will be joined by national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Last year's crime statistics showed the country's murder rate had dropped by 6.5% to 15 940 murders.

Attempted murder decreased by 12.2%, and sexual offences by 3%.

The number of rape cases reported rose from 55 097 to 56 272.

Fewer robberies, hijackings

During the period under review, 94 police officers were killed in the line of duty. This was down from the previous year's figure of 110 police officers killed.

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm dropped by 4.5%, while robbery with aggravating circumstances was down by 12%.

House robberies declined 10% to 16 889 cases during the 2010/11 financial year - the first decrease since 2004.

Car hijackings dropped by 23.6% to 10 700 cases, while truck hijackings decreased 29.2% with 413 reported cases.

Cash-in-transit crimes were down 18.7% and bank robberies declined by 58%.

The number of burglaries at residential premises dropped to 4.8% but there was an increase in non-residential robberies of 0.9%, particularly among small businesses like spaza shops, supermarkets and schools.

Cases of drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs were up by 4.5%. Commercial crime rose 2.8%. This was increasingly dominated by cyber-crime.

  • EricksonTL - 2012-09-20 07:45

    ROFLMAO. Read it. Then read the CIA and Interpol versions. Creative accounting at it's best.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-20 08:20

      Lies, bigger lies, statistics! Can't wait to see how 'well' the police are doing.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-20 08:38

      Come now really, how naive do you have to be to believe this BS>

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-20 09:58

      Notice how ALL crimes have "dropped" except for drunk drivers. Give me a break, do they think we're idiots?

  • - 2012-09-20 07:51

    I do not believe any of these statistics, they feed us only the crap that they want us to believe. Trying to create an image of a safe country, but meanwhile the whole world reads the newspapers.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-20 08:37

      Of course the stats will paint a rosy picture! They have to be in line with Jacob's statement that South Africa is a safe country for all citizens. If you are looking to buy a house in a neighbourhood and are unsure about crime, don't bother going and enquiring at a police station about crime in that area. They are not allowed to give out that kind of information. I wonder why that is, maybe because it will contradict the "official" figures?

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-20 07:54

    In previous reporting from educated powers that be of Institutions have told lies about the so called surveys conducted,so why sould be believe you. If one gets robbed of a cell phone that case is not reported if there is not SIM Card serial number who has that information on them????

  • frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-20 07:54

    Modified stats this space..

  • IcemanGP - 2012-09-20 07:54

    Does this mean that they have finished doctoring them then.

  • - 2012-09-20 07:55

    These statistics is what they want us to believe, painting a picture that isn's true. In the mean while, the whole world reads newspapers.

  • katie.d.binge - 2012-09-20 07:57

    Lies! That is a joke.

  • gvangreunen - 2012-09-20 08:06

    I'm guessing they'll be using the same statisticians who showed the dramatic improvement in our education system - pull the other one it has bells on it!

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-09-20 08:09

    I would not be surprised if the 'attempted' murder rate has decreased this year...because the actual murder rate has gone up!

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-09-20 08:21

    Just more crap from the cANCer sewer

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-20 08:22

    Are they going to be counting in Marikana? Funny picture of the minister, seems to be like a floating head without a body.

  • spillies - 2012-09-20 08:23

    Thank goodness, only 4 murders ever hour! Oops forgot about the 1000's of cases that the competent Police Force don't solve. Pretty picture, specially if you look at countries in the CIVILIZED world. But...still love my country. Cape Town forever!

  • paul.davids.923 - 2012-09-20 08:32

    cry my beloved country!

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-20 08:44

    Stats that are heavily "doctored" and nowhere near the truth. Never believe a word from these a**holes !!!

  • debohranel - 2012-09-20 08:48

    Hahaha. What a joke or am I living in another south Africa???? Maybe I should relocate to the south Africa that the stats represent

  • Selwyn Marlon Hopper - 2012-09-20 08:53

    might not be what we wanna hear but damn i feel sure as hell safer than staying in iraq israel or any other

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-09-20 09:04

    I for one don't feel safe at all since Bheki Cele's firing. And it certainly feels as if criminals have come out in numbers since that man left. I sincerely hope Nathi and Riyah have not doctored these stats.

  • Vince.York - 2012-09-20 09:06

    Crime stats have become merely a political leverage in SA!!! What they are really meant for, is so that PEOPLE can evaluate their situation in specific areas and prepare themselves so as to avoid suffering insult and assault BUT THESE RACIST ANC CADRES only know how to obfuscate and manipulate already dodgy information. WHY can I not walk into a police station or go onto the internet and make enquiry about the crime within a specific area I might be visiting or moving to IN THE MOST RECENT PERIODS. I do not need to know about a murder coming to kill me AFTER I have been murdered - as an example! ANC-PF? Nxa

  • tanya.pretorius.984 - 2012-09-20 09:07

    You have lies, damn lies and then you have statistics....

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-20 09:59

    Have these "stats" been audited by an independent source? Probably not. Looks like a load of BS to me.

  • sachasea - 2012-09-20 11:35

    Can we please also have the statistics for people being apprehended with dagga. This must cost the State millions of Rands and waste literally thousands of policing hours and other valuable resources. Just think how many more rapes and murders could not only be thoroughly and successfully investigated, but also prevented if cannabis use was no longer viewed as a crime.

  • amosfistos.dasheka - 2012-09-20 11:50

    Bla,bla,bla all u do is complain complain. WHY DNT U EMMIGRATE FOR GOD SAKE.

      sedeshan - 2012-09-20 14:22

      until something terrible happens to one of your loved ones...

  • Rebecca - 2012-09-20 14:24

    Really?? Well my car TXK864GP silver toyota runx was stolen last night please contact Cleveland police station if you see it Ta. My complex has been broken into 5 times in the last 5 months, I have had the car and house for over 6 years with no incidences till this year. These figures are jooked for sure, the Lying cANCer government trying blind their sheep again

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