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Minor drop in drunk driving, 'numbers still alarming' in SA

2017-10-29 18:00

SA Police crime stats reveal a 1.5% reduction in motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, however the number of individuals found guilty of drunk driving is alarming.

Crime Stats: Political interference in police is the cause of poor leadership - ISS

2017-10-25 08:28

There is large-scale inappropriate political interference in the police, which leads to a poor selection of leaders, according to the Institute for Security Studies.

#CrimeStats: 57 business robberies per day

2017-10-24 20:12

More than 20 000 South African businesses recorded armed robberies over the past year, which amounts to 57 attacks per day, the latest crime statistics have revealed.

INFOGRAPHIC: South Africa's crime stats at a glance

2017-10-24 16:49

Have a look at these graphs indicating the state of crimes in South Africa.

Crime Stats: Western Cape is the murder centre of South Africa

2017-10-24 14:22

The Western Cape is home to a third of the country’s police stations where the most killings have been recorded and it's also home to South Africa’s longstanding murder capital - Nyanga.

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WATCH: #CrimeStats - sexual offences and 'trio crimes'

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula presented the annual South African Crime statistics in Parliament on Tuesday morning. Here's everything you need to know. While there has been a decrease in sexual offences, there was a huge spike in 'trio crimes'. Watch.

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There's been progress in tackling farm murders, says Acting Police Commissioner

The Portfolio Committee on Police's major focus was on strategies geared at reducing contact crimes, when the Minister of Police and Acting National Police Commissioner released the latest crime stats in Parliament on Friday. Watch.

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SA’s murder hot spots: drugs, gangs and violence

2015-10-04 16:57

Almost 10% of people murdered in South Africa in the past financial year lived under the watch of just 10 police stations – eight of which are on the outskirts of Cape Town.

No cars stolen in SA, really?

2015-09-30 12:00

You are more likely to be murdered in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD than in any of the main police precincts in the city and surrounds.

Communities ‘must help to stop growing crime’

2015-09-30 09:15

Security companies and communities should be allowed to join hands and form programmes with the police.

 

SA vehicle crime stats, Max Verstappen's antics... 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss

2017-10-26 08:11

From vehicle crime stats in South Africa to Max Verstappen calling an FIA steward an 'idiot', here's your midweek motoring wrap.

Crime Stats: Mixed reaction to figures

2017-10-24 17:53

While figures for violent crimes have attracted harsh criticism from those reacting to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's presentation of the past year’s crime statistics, some have welcomed the police's efforts to fight crime.

Crime Stats: Mass spike in home robberies in Atteridgeville

2017-10-24 15:12

Residents of Atteridgeville, a township west of Pretoria, have experienced the biggest spike in home robberies during the last year, according to the latest crime statistics.

Crime stats: Hard Livings gang singled out in Parliament as threat to Cape Town residents

2017-10-24 12:54

The Hard Livings gang got special mention from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in Parliament when he released the national crime statistics.

Crime Stats: Mbalula talks tough, slams 'lazy efforts' by police

2017-10-24 10:55

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he "isn't feeling" the general 1.8% decrease in crime during the 2016/17 financial year, and has yet again warned violent criminals that they will be dealt with in a "proportional response".

9 crime facts you may have missed

2015-10-04 16:57

South Africa’s murder rate is five times the world average. Here are facts about crime you may have missed.

Armed gangs strike in KZN heists

2015-10-01 14:15

Gangs of heavily armed robbers struck at several retail outlets in coastal KwaZulu-Natal in well-orchestrated month-end heists.

KZN is SA’s murder capital

2015-09-30 09:30

KwaZulu-Natal is the country’s murder capital, with the 3 810 murders in the last financial year making up more than 20% of South Africa’s total murders.

Specialised police units needed - Sapu

2014-09-22 17:25

The latest crime statistics show the SA Police Service should re-open its specialised units, the SA Police Union says.

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