AS IT HAPPENED | Crime stats: We're not where we want to be, says Cele

2019-09-12 08:55

The South African Police Service is revealing the latest crime statistics.

SA Police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
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12 Sep 11:34

Crime Stats: Murder up 3.4%, sexual offences rose 4.6% in 2018/19

Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year, the Portfolio Committee on Police heard on Thursday.


12 Sep 11:34

Crime Stats: Murder of women down by 5.4%, but child murders increase in 2018/19

The number of women murdered in the 2018/19 financial year in South African decreased, but the number of children murdered increased, MPs heard on Thursday.


12 Sep 11:31
Briefing concludes

12 Sep 11:28
Stock theft is a highly organised crime, says Cele

12 Sep 11:27
Stock theft has a huge economic impact, Cele adds

12 Sep 11:26
Stock theft affects vulnerable people in rural areas, says Sekhukhune

12 Sep 11:25

12 Sep 11:24
Cele talks about bettering visibility as an easy way to reduce crime. When criminals see police, they perhaps feel a bit of fear before doing something. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 11:21
High police visibility key to reduce crime, says Cele

12 Sep 11:20

12 Sep 11:20
Cele says the police are reviving the tracking team to hunt down criminals

12 Sep 11:16

We need to change in societal values, but crime is crime, says Maluleke of domestic violence.  

He argues that in many cases, families do report these crimes to police


12 Sep 11:13
Many factors contribute to crime, says Sekhukhune

12 Sep 11:11
Many government departments and NGOs have to work together to beat crime, says Cele

12 Sep 11:10
Cele says a policeman was killed in Nyanga, but while there was a camera at the scene, it had not been working for eight years

12 Sep 11:08
"I don't dine and wine". Cele says he doesn't drink after being asked a question about the role of alcohol in the high levels of violence. The #CrimeStats earlier showed that up to 60% of contact crimes took place over the weekend. Tweet from @Ethan_VD

12 Sep 11:07
The longer they stay, the more they drink, the more they kill each other, says Cele of crime at alcohol selling venues

12 Sep 11:05
Even if an establishment is licenced, if there are under 18s in there, it is immediately illegal, says Cele

12 Sep 11:04
Alcohol is a big portion of people committing crime, says Cele

12 Sep 11:01

12 Sep 11:01
The Eastern Cape and Western Cape are the provinces with the highest numbers where children were murderers. More than 700 people were murdered by children. Tweet from @Ethan_VD

12 Sep 11:00
There are 20 "middle management" gangsters appearing in Cape Town, says Cele

12 Sep 10:57
231 child committed murders in the Eastern Cape

12 Sep 10:56
Child committed murders is not a new category, says Sekhukhune

12 Sep 10:54

There's no such thing as an internationally acceptable murder rate, says Sekhukhune.  

You can't compare countries


12 Sep 10:53

12 Sep 10:50
Cele: We are very sure that we will be achieving the reversal of this situation. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:49
Cele on fighting serious crime: We are revitalising some units that had impact before, we are working with more NGOs and society at large, and working more as a cluster to put criminals where they are supposed to be. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:49
Cele says clusters are working much better

12 Sep 10:47
There were things that were done properly. We need to go back to them, says Cele

12 Sep 10:46
Sekhukhune says the murder rate was 35.8 per 100 000 people in the previous financial years. It now stands at 36.4 murders per 100 000.Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:46
Cele is told that he said last year heads would roll if stats increased. He says now: The heads can't roll because they are expected to shift back or reverse stats. Allow their heads to reverse the situation, especially with murders. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:45

From our side as a ministry we don't see that heads should roll now, says Cele.  

Giving support to officials


12 Sep 10:44
We're not where we want to be, says Cele

12 Sep 10:39
829 increase in stock theft

12 Sep 10:36

12 Sep 10:35
Major General Norman Sekhukhune, head of police crime research and statistics says there was an increase in murders

12 Sep 10:32
Statistician General Risenga Maluleke says they talk in facts to deliver hard numbers to the nation. He signed off on the crime stats. Such status is not given and guaranteed. It has to be upheld. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:32
Crime stats declared official

12 Sep 10:31
Statistician General Risenga Maluleke says that there was a careful examination of the annual crime statistics

12 Sep 10:27
Cele says they have heeded Ramaphosa's call to re-open all cold cases involving gender-based violence crimes, tweets @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:26
Cele says crime stats are legitimate

12 Sep 10:25
Cele says efforts to recruit and train more women to deal with gender violence cases

12 Sep 10:24
Cele says there are glimmers of improvements. He believes that the rebuilding of crime intelligence and working closely with other stakeholders such as the NPA will produce favourable results. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

12 Sep 10:23
All 1 154 police stations reported crimes

12 Sep 10:21
Cele: Last year I said we dropped the ball and that we would either reduce or maintain the murder rate. I am here to say today that the crime stats are not looking good, however they look much better than last year in most categories. Tweet from @JennaEtheridge

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12 Sep 10:02
Parliamentary briefing concludes

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