Durban - The police crime statistics have revealed that the Berea policing precinct has seen a spike in the theft of motor vehicles.
This was revealed when the South African Police Service briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) on the 2018/19 annual crime statistics in Parliament on Thursday.
The statistics are for all crime reported for the period between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele said the crime statistics is presented cover 21 crime categories, namely 17 Community reported crimes and four other crime categories detected as a result of police action.
He said the scope of the crimes was reported at all 1154 police stations, including satellite stations and ports of entry nationwide.