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Shocking SA Crime stats explained on Breakfast

Shocking SA Crime stats explained on Breakfast”

"It borders close to a war zone", he said.

Even Police Minister Bheki Cele admitted that the country's murder rate was "scary" and compared it to a war-zone.

The province with the highest number of murders was Western Cape, which includes Cape Town - the country's top tourist hub - followed by Gauteng, the seat of the capital Pretoria and the economic hub of Johannesburg.

After presenting the 2017-18 crime statistics before the police portfolio committee in parliament yesterday, Cele expressed shame, shock and disgust at the rate of crime in South Africa in the 12 months period, stating the figures were "scary".

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Cele said the focus now should not be on casting blame for the increase in murders, but on how they could "collectively pick up the ball". "And during the period under discussion, sixteen of the murders reported in Umlazi's policing precinct - for which a motive could be established - originated from the Glebelands Hostel", Sekhukhune said.

Cele earlier told MPs this translated into an average of 57 people being killed in South Africa every day.

Last year' stats showed that murders had increased to just below 19 000.

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"More research is needed into why there was a slight reported decrease in other violent crimes such as assault (down 1.9%) or armed robbery (down 1.8%), as these are the crimes that often lead to murder", he said.

We have called for the crime stats to be released not only by the police but by the entire security cluster.

The police also made available a horrifying list of murderers' weapons of choice. During his term, he introduced the Tactical Response Team to help fight serious crimes.

"The increase of 6.9 per cent year on year from the last financial year point to the ineffectiveness of interventions implemented by the South African Police Service".

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The spate of cash-in-transit heists are reflected in the stats (although, it hasn't caught all of them) with an increase of 56.6%, up from 152 in 2017 to 238 in 2018.



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