The police presented the crime statistics covering the period from January to March.

South Africa has seen an increase in all categories of contact and violent crime.

Police Minister Bheki Cele and SAPS management on Friday morning briefed Parliament’s police committee on the fourth quarter crime statistics.

Rape, murder and attempted murder have all shown a notable increase compared to previous quarters.

The police presented the crime statistics covering the period from January to March.

General Norman Sekhukhune told MPs that murder had increased by 22.2% compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous year.

This means there were 1,107 more murders during this period.

Rape has also increased by 13.7%.

 

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