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Sexual offences discovered as a result of police action have increased by 20.5%, according to the 2019/20 statistics released by the South African Police Service, while drug-related crime dropped by 26.7% and attempted murder by 1.8%. The full crime stats presentation for 2019/20 can be found here.

  • The Portfolio Committee on Police has heard that there were 21 022 murders in the 2018/19 financial year – 686 more than the previous year and an increase of 3.4% while sexual … Read more »

  • Police Minister Bheki Cele and his staff have revealed the crime statistics for the year at a briefing in Parliament. Read more »

  • A decrease of 1.8% in total crime between 2016 and 2017 was unsatisfactory for Police Minister Fikile Mbalula when he presented the crime statistics for 2016/17 to the Portfolio … Read more »

  • Rates of home robberies, murder and hijacking have all increased, according to crime statistics collated by the South African Police Service. Read more »