The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Stats SA have published quarterly crime statistics for the second quarter of the 2020/21 period, covering criminal activity reported between July and September 2020. The data shows a massive up-tick in criminal activity almost across the board when comparing numbers against the previous[…]
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has released its crime stats for the 2018/19 period, outlining which areas in the country have recorded the most crime in the past year. The stats cover 21 crime categories – 17 of which are reported by the public, and four of which are[…]
The South African Police Service, with Stats SA, has published the country’s crime statistics for 2018/19, showing which types of criminal activity have increased – and decreased – in the past year. The stats cover 21 crime categories – 17 of which are reported by the public, and four of[…]
A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten US borders sharply for national security reasons,[…]
The recent release of the national crime statistics by the South African Police Service (SAPS) has led to concerns over the increase of crimes committed against businesses within South Africa. The crime statistics for the 2015/2016 revealed that a total of 19, 698 robberies occurred in the country, compared to[…]
Last week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) released the annual crime statistics that gave insight into the current situation within communities. The statics showed an increase in contact crimes, which includes murder, attempted murder, assault and sexual offenses. The stats, however, reflected a decline in sexual offenses in Limpopo and[…]
Overwhelming policing priorities coupled with a lack of any clear crime fighting strategies could be to blame for the poor 2014/2015 crime statistics released on Tuesday, according to a criminology expert. Police commissioner, Riah Phiyega and the national minister of police, Nathi Nhleko unveiled the annual crime stats for the[…]
The upward shift in the number of incidents of violent crime in the country is now a trend and not an anomaly, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Tuesday. “We are well into three years of some of the most serious and violent crimes increasing,” the ISS’s Gareth[…]
There could be a significant drop in crimes like home robberies and carjacking if police leadership followed the example of former police commissioner Bheki Cele, the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said on Tuesday. SAIRR crime analyst Kerwin Lebone told News24 following the release of the 2014/15 crime statistics[…]
Murders increased for the third year in a row in South Africa, according to crime statistics released by police on Tuesday. “These are figures I would expect from a country at war,” DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard said. She was commenting after national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega had presented the[…]
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