Crime stats

The 30 worst areas for crime in South Africa

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[…]

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Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment

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,[…]

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Crimes against businesses on the increase

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[…]

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‘Adopt a holistic approach to combat crime’

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[…]

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Need for better crime fighting strategies: Expert

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[…]

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Increase in violent crime a trend, not anomaly: ISS

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[…]

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Maybe Bheki Cele was right all along: SAIIR

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[…]

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Murder stats like those of a country at war: DA MP

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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