Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:10

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)

Category 2018 2019 Change
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 %