Pretoria – A new victims of crime survey by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has found that sexual offences, including rape, increased by 117% in the last financial year. StatsSA said however that estimates for hijackings and sexual offences should be used cautiously because they fell under "second level of quality" in terms of acceptable statistics.The survey put the number of 2016/2017 murders at 16 201, an 8% increase compared to the previous year. It also found that women-headed households were more than twice as likely to experience murder than households headed by men in South Africa. "This percentage of victimised households is more than twice the corresponding percentage in the case of male-headed households," the survey stated. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla said 25 households reported that people in their households had been victims of murder in the last year.White-headed households happier with policeMeanwhile, 59.9% of white-headed households were content with the police response compared to 33.3% of black-headed households.