Most Cape murder victims stabbed - report

2012-09-26 12:00

Cape Town - A typical murder victim in the Western Cape is most likely to have been stabbed, had alcohol beforehand and to be a black man aged between 18 and 35, according to a report on Wednesday.

This profile was the result of a report by the provincial community safety department, which looked at murders from 2008 to 2011, the Cape Argus reported.

The department used mortuary data rather than crime statistics to investigate the circumstances under which people died.

Civilian oversight director Gideon Morris said the police's crime statistics did not allow for detailed analysis, but were a good indicator of what was happening on the ground.

According to the report, the province had the third highest murder rate in the country - 43.4 victims per 100 000 people -- between April 2011 and March 2012.

Most murders were committed in Nyanga, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Milnerton and Mfuleni.

Eighty-seven percent of the victims were male. Half of those murdered were stabbed, a quarter were shot and about 17% died of severe assault or blunt trauma.

Seventy percent of those killed tested positive for alcohol.

  • igshaanp - 2012-09-26 12:16

    nyanga gugs milnerton mfuleni,wtf what about hanoverpark lavemderhill and the list goes on stop enphasing on black areas and concentrate on coloured areas

      igshaanp - 2012-09-26 12:22

      whered use get this statistics report from,its completely wrong most people die of bullets

      tsatsi.golden - 2012-09-26 12:30

      Is not true what about the capeflats crime an

      naeem.dollie - 2012-09-26 12:30

      These are factual stats. I don't think anyone is trying to pick on the blacks. It is what it is - 2012-09-26 12:34

      The DA is excelling in all areas, but this extremely high inward migration of unproductive scum to the Western cape is placing a huge financial and social burden on the DA. Western cape tax paying citizens and DA must send a clear message that these parasites are not welcome here, if you want to enjoy the benefits of the DA and the WC then you must be able and willing to contribute to the province, else stay away!

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-09-26 12:48

      News 24 why you using the word black man. You racists.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-26 12:57

      naeem they are only factual when it suits you hey, when the police minister released crime stats last week you didn't believe them but suddenly now you believe these.....smh

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-26 12:58

      In any event, these stats may not be far from the truth, we all know Nyanga used to be the murder capital of SA for years - 2012-09-26 12:58

      clifford.sithole.5, cause thats what it is. White and Coloured people don't feel offended by their classification, why do you have a problem with "black", wow your s#it just never stops, your struggle is never ending, amazing.

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-26 12:27

    Thats Cape town for you man, the place its very dangerous, ive been there myself, everyone caries weapons in the bag mxm sick

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-26 12:36

    What racist reporting from the Cape, just another example of the lengths Afro-pessimists will go to to paint the "strugglers" as being victims, or assailants, when it's all the fault of Apartheid. We demand that henceforth all murder victims, and the assailants, be demographically - and gender - representative or we'll call for rolling mass action and the implementation of quotas.

      mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-26 12:37

      I've got this ANC-speak down to a fine art, am so impressed with myself

  • dylan.mugabe - 2012-09-26 13:03

    Clifford. Calling someone a black man is not racist. Don't be so sensitive.

      baldersnatch - 2012-09-27 15:20

      Exactly, since when is being called black derogatory?

  • tgif.wtfaw - 2012-09-26 13:18

    This just proves that White mans Muti is stronger they don't get killed as often , change your Witch Doctor you will be fine. Morons

  • juan.louw.984 - 2012-09-26 15:35

    Why is it so that Black can never handle the truth. Always blame some one else for their own actions. Why don't just go ahead and kill themselves at one time then the whole problem will be solved in this country

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