Police Minister Bheki Cele have painted a bleak picture regarding war on crime, during the presentation in Parliament.
Murder increased by 3.4%, noting that 60% of all murders in the country took place on a weekend between 21h00 and 03h00.
In terms of sexual offences,another drastic increase in reported crimes, up 4.6% from last year.
The biggest jump in crime was seen in commercial crime, which was up 14.4%.
All crime stats include attempts, with the exception of murder and rape, as attempted murder and attempted rape are recorded separately.
Watch: Police Minister releasing crime stats:
Here are the stats for the general categories:
SA crime stats for 2019 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019)
|Contact Crimes||601 366||617 210||-2.6%|
|Contact-related Crimes||115 361||117 172||+1.6%|
|Property-related Crimes||507 975||495 161||-2.5%|
|Other Serious Crimes||438 113||444 447||+1.4%|
|Total public reported||1 662 815||1 673 990||+0.7%|
|Crime detected as a result of police action||433 966||339 281||-21.8%|
|Total||2 096 781||2 013 271||%|