Cops detect more sexual offences

2015-09-29 11:37
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - There were 1 620 more sexual offences detected by police in 2014/15 compared with the previous year - an increase of 34.4% - according to the crime statistics released on Tuesday.

This brought the number up from 4 720 in 2013/14 to 6 340 in the current period.

The number has continued to increase in the past four years.

In 2011/12 there were 2 726 cases reported.

Drug-related crime increased by 2.4% in 2014/15.

There were 6 306 more cases, taking the number from 260 596 in 2013/14 to 266 902.

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs decreased.

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition dropped (1.6%) from 15 362 in 2013/14 to 15 116.

Driving under the influence was down by 1.7% from 69 725 to 68 561.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  nathi nhleko  |  crime stats 2015

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