Crime stats

‘Do the crime stats reflect the situation in the Western Cape,’ questions criminologist

By Daanyaal Matthews The recently released Quarterly Crime Statistics have indicated a significant decrease in crime across the Western Cape with the region experiencing a decrease in reported murder, however, while the overall crime decrease in the Western Cape have been welcomed crime ‘hotspots’, primarily those within the Cape Flats,[…]

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Cele: South Africa has a serious illegal firearm problem

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the country has a serious illegal firearm problem, adding, however, that perpetrators use a variety of weapons to commit murder. On Friday, Cele presented the latest crime stats for the third quarter, covering the period between October 2022 and December 2022. The statistics show a[…]

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Curbing alcohol abuse- liquor traders’ responsibility

The Liquor Traders Association says while alcohol abuse remains one of the biggest contributors to crime in South Africa – the public has an equal responsibility to curb the crisis. Police Minister Bheki Cele released the latest crime statistics on Friday – showing very high contact crime in communities with[…]

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CRIME STATS | Sexual offences up by 13.7%

The number of sexual offences reported to police in the first three months of the year increased by 13.7% to 13,799, an increase of 1,666 from the same time last year. The quarterly crime stats will be announced by police minister Bheki Cele at noon on Friday after the preliminary[…]

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