AS IT HAPPENED: Shocking '117% increase in sexual offences' over past year - Stats SA

2017-09-28 13:00

Among the 'Victims of Crime Survey' 2016/2017 announcements by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla, it was revealed that there has been a 117% increase in sexual offences over the past year, while over 1.4 million estimated incidents of crime have been experienced in SA.

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28 Sep 14:05

The Stats SA briefing by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla comes to an end. 

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Lehohla has moved on to the recorded live births (2016) statistics. 

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Statistics from the 'Victims of Crime Survey' for 2016/2017 are based on information from 30 000 households across the country.

Overview: General experience of crime 

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Lehohla: Theft of personal property: 82% of white victims compared to 26% of black victims likely to report a crime.  

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Lehohla: "Electronic equipment taken in more than half of all recorded housebreakings in 2016/17..." 

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Lehohla says the findings of the Victims of Crime Survey have not been compared to crime reported to police. 

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Meanwhile, the journalists who were requested to leave the briefing, have been allowed back in. 

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Lehohla moves onto the 'Victims of Crime Survey' 2016/2017. 

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The briefing resumes. 

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The journalists who have been asked to leave the briefing, from the SABC and Jacaranda, have apparently been asked to do so as they breached a 12:30 embargo placed on the quarterly employment statistics report's findings. 

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The briefing has been paused due to a misunderstanding between Stats SA and a few of the journalists present. 

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Statistician-General Pali Lehohla has arrived and starts with the quarterly employment statistics. 

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