ARTICLES RELATING TO CRIME STATISTICS

More victims of sexual offences are reporting the crime - Stats SA

2019-10-03 13:40

There has been an increase in the number of people reporting at least one sexual offence to the SA Police Service, according to the Victims of Crime report.

Less crime in general than 10 years ago, but more murders

2019-09-15 08:57

South Africa has less crime than it did 10 years ago, but experienced more murders in the past financial year than it did in 2009/2010.

Crime Stats: Policing alone isn't enough to stem violence in SA - ISS

2019-09-12 18:29

With the murder rate increasing for the seventh year in a row, it is clear that policing alone is not enough to stem high levels of violence in South Africa, says the Institute for Security Studies.

Police say bank robberies are down 70% in South Africa. South African banks say they doubled.

2019-09-12 17:15

SAPS numbers show bank robberies to be extremely rare – and down sharply since last year. Data from the South African Banking Risk Information Centre shows the exact opposite.

Crime Stats: Children charged in 736 murder cases

2019-09-12 13:43

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police has heard that children have been charged in 736 murder cases in the last financial year.

When you become a crime statistic

2018-09-20 12:10

Every year, police deliver crime statistics, trying their best to convince the nation that they are winning the war against crime. But the real picture on the ground tells a different story, writes Sibongile Khumalo.

US warns citizens travelling to SA, following latest crime stats

2018-09-14 12:42

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to South Africa, following the release of the annual crime statistics by the SA Police Service.

Crime stats – the devil is in the detail

2017-11-02 09:09

Lumping all serious crimes together as an aggregate indicator of criminal offending is unhelpful and misleading. The shocking truth about crime in SA lies in the details, writes Guy Lamb.

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WATCH: Fikile Mbalula releases crime stats for 2016/17

Watch as Minster of Police Fikile Mbalula and senior management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) present the 2016/ 17 crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament.

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Crime stats: Slight decrease in farm murders, stock theft on rise

2017-03-03 14:39

SA Police have made a dent in cases of farm murders, acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has said.

 

Shebeens are centres of death, says Cele as he warns of budget cuts for police

2019-09-18 18:29

Any form of a budget cut will affect the performance of the police, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told MPs.

Children who kill: Violence breeds violence, say experts

2019-09-15 07:21

In the past four years, the number of children who committed murder has risen from 47 to 736.

INFOGRAPHIC | Crime Stats 2019: All the major trends

2019-09-12 18:02

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

Crime stats: These are the fraud hotspots in SA, led by Bloemfontein and Midrand

2019-09-12 13:45

Commercial crime increased by more than 14% in a year, with 83 823 cases reported by the South African Police Service.

These police stations haven’t seen any murders in the last 10 years

2018-11-11 07:31

But three other local police stations saw more murders than the whole of England and Wales.

Tide turning on hit men

2018-09-14 15:45

As cops round up murderers involved in political killings in the province, police minister Bheki Cele has revealed that several illegal firearms have been recovered from suspects who were arrested in connection with the murder of...

Vehicle crime in SA: Patterns behind car theft

2017-11-04 11:30

From 'danger months' to worst affected provinces, we look at vehicle theft trends in South Africa.

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WATCH: #CrimeStats - SA's shocking murder numbers for 2016/17

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula presented the annual South African Crime statistics in Parliament on Tuesday morning. While there has been a 1.8% overall decrease in crime compared to 2015/16, there was an upward trend in violent crime. Watch.

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SEE: Vehicle ownership by gender, population - Stats SA

2017-09-29 13:14

Statistics South Africa has released figures showing vehicle ownership by gender and population its latest 'Victims of Crime' survey for 2017.

Crime stats: SA's murder and rape situation unpacked

2017-03-03 11:57

While there was a marginal decrease of murders in the country, some provinces still experienced an increase, according to crime statistics.

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