Shocking SA Crime stats explained on Breakfast

FILE The scene of a cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg

FILE The scene of a cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg

South African Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, said 20,336 murders were recorded in the country from 2017 to 2018 period, adding "South Africa is close to being a war zone".

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the fight against crime required action by all South Africans.

And Cele admits the police have dropped the ball. "It's clear, if we look at statistics, that violent crime is a danger to all South Africans".

The deadliest place in KwaZulu-Natal is Umlazi, where the murder rate increase by 19.3 per cent.

Limpopo reported an increase of murder incidents from 813 incidents a year ago to 911; while the North West reported and increase from 901 incidents of murder to 950.

Arson, shoplifting, burglaries at residential premises and common robberies have also decreased. The majority of these were connected to gang-activities.

'The figures that always scare me are murder figures, ' he said. On Tuesday that meant police reported.

Sekhukhune told Parliament that 2930 women were killed (an increase of 291).

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The stats also revealed that more boys than girls are being murdered in the country. But, then, there are few countries that boast of 20,336 murders in one year. Sexual offences are up.

The Western Cape had 10 stations in the top 30 murders stations‚ followed by Gauteng with nine police stations‚ then KwaZulu-Natal with six and the Eastern Cape with five stations in the top 30.

In the 2016/2017 period, a total of 74 farm murders were recorded.

Police also revealed that they recorded at least 18,233 cases of attempted murder.

Cele says the latest crime statistics are "nothing to write home about". This is an increase of 56.6% from past year.

Attacks on cash-transporting security vehicles rose sharply by 56.6 percent to 238 cases. In context, though, there were only three reported bank robberies in 2017, compared to 13 in 2018.

"The rethinking must emphasise the need for the creation of specialised units within SAPS to deal with sexual crimes, with murder, taxi violence, drugs and gangsterism".

"I want to put it here that we should ask what should be done". The murder rate was going down by 1,000 every year before that, but we reduced it by 2,000 in that financial year."Minister of Police Bheki Cele said earlier this year".

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