INFOGRAPHIC: A closer look at 2017/18 crime stats across SA

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Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole announced the 2017/18 crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament on Tuesday.

The stats cover the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

News24 previously reported South Africa's murder rate has increased by 6.9% and in the past year, 1 320 people were murdered.

Sitole also revealed that there was a "deficit" of 62 000 SA Police Service (SAPS) members. 

READ: Murder by numbers: This is the rate of killing in SA

Have a look at the crime statistics in various provinces across the country. 

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Western Cape tops gang-related murders

Seven of the top 10 police stations for murder cases are in the Western Cape, which tops other provinces for gang-related murders. 

See more Western Cape crime statistics below:

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Gauteng tops taxi-related murders

Gauteng has the most taxi-related murders. Gauteng also tops mob-justice murders, followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

See more Gauteng crime statistics below:

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