Cape Town - Sexual offences increased by 8.9% in the Northern Cape, according to police crime statistics for 2015/16 released on Friday.
However, for seven of the nine provinces, the statistics showed a decrease in this crime.
They were Eastern Cape (down 4.6%), Free State (4.1%), Gauteng (4%), KwaZulu-Natal (1.5%), Mpumalanga (4.1%), North West (9.2%) and Western Cape (3.2%)
However, Limpopo was also up 1.3%.
The statistics for April 2015 to March this year were presented to Parliament's portfolio committee on police by the crime research and statistics head Major General Norman Sekhukhune.
There was an overall decrease of 3.2%.