2017/2018 KZN crime stats by area
Durban - The annual crime stats were released in Parliament on Tuesday. 

The figures below indicate the increase or decrease in the prevalence of certain crimes as reported in these areas in KwaZulu-Natal. 

The first figure is for crimes between April 2016 and March 2017 and the second figure is for crimes between April 2017 and March 2018. 

▼ Indicates a decrease in crime. 
▲ Indicates an increase in crime. 
● Number of crimes remained constant

Amanzimtoti

Murder 17 - 16  

Sexual offences 35 - 49

Carjacking 42 - 32

House robbery 33 - 48

Business robbery 21 - 20

House burglary 533 - 526


Berea

Murder 8 - 5

Sexual offences 13 - 9

Carjacking 129 - 45

House robbery 27 - 28

Business robbery 13 - 29

House burglary 446 - 361


Brighton Beach

Murder 9 - 13

Sexual offences 25 - 22

Carjacking 19 - 10

House robbery 10 - 19

Business robbery 29 - 29  

House burglary 261 - 262


Cato Manor

Murder 40 - 66

Sexual offences 88 - 88  

Carjacking 33 - 34

House robbery 23 - 28

Business robbery 9 - 25

House burglary 248 - 283


Chatsworth

Murder 69 - 55

Sexual offences 97 - 77

Carjacking 128 - 94

House robbery 93 - 80

Business robbery 34 - 43

House burglary 935 - 648


Durban Central

Murder 57 - 43

Sexual offences 86 - 80

Carjacking 66 - 67

House robbery 7 - 5

Business robbery 149 - 197

House burglary 171 - 144


Durban North

Murder 4 - 3

Sexual offences 14 - 22

Carjacking 5 - 3

House robbery 28 - 56

Business robbery 6 - 15

House burglary 272 - 340  


Empangeni

Murder 56 - 67

Sexual offences 226 - 208

Carjacking 86 - 74

House robbery 180 - 196

Business robbery 75 - 71

House burglary 924 - 883


Greenwood Park

Murder 21 - 19

Sexual offences 51 - 50

Carjacking 97 - 94

House robbery 70 - 51

Business robbery 88 - 90

House burglary 538 - 533


Hillcrest

Murder 46 - 40

Sexual offences 66 - 68

Carjacking 22 - 22  

House robbery 95 - 89

Business robbery 18 - 28

House burglary 814 - 765


Howick

Murder 19 - 15

Sexual offences 29 - 28

Carjacking 5 - 5  

House robbery 18 - 14

Business robbery 4 - 4  

House burglary 302 - 272


Inchanga

Murder 28 - 22

Sexual offences 35 - 26

Carjacking 1 - 9

House robbery 12 - 10

Business robbery 10 - 10  

House burglary 107 - 76


Isipingo

Murder 46 - 51

Sexual offences 45 - 78

Carjacking 103 - 81

House robbery 20 - 19

Business robbery 43 - 56

House burglary 146 - 142


KwaMashu

Murder 129 - 123

Sexual offences 120 - 123

Carjacking 62 - 84

House robbery 32 - 44

Business robbery 27 - 36

House burglary 387 - 444


Ladysmith

Murder 42 - 40

Sexual offences 133 - 91

Carjacking 11 - 12

House robbery 56 - 26

Business robbery 38 - 36

House burglary 429 - 441


Margate

Murder 27 - 39

Sexual offences 93 - 78

Carjacking 2 - 4

House robbery 50 - 38

Business robbery 17 - 18

House burglary 1107 - 1101


Newcastle

Murder 24 - 19

Sexual offences 47 - 48

Carjacking 3 - 2

House robbery 24 - 22

Business robbery 35 - 24

House burglary 583 - 481


Phoenix

Murder 38 - 33

Sexual offences 89 - 81

Carjacking 62 - 101

House robbery 74 - 67

Business robbery 46 - 69

House burglary 678 - 723


Pietermaritzburg

Murder 30 - 41

Sexual offences 61 - 54

Carjacking 41 - 20

House robbery 8 - 18

Business robbery 42 - 37

House burglary 158 - 128


Pinetown

Murder 33 - 31

Sexual offences 74 - 65

Carjacking 238 - 117

House robbery 125 - 107

Business robbery 119 - 127

House burglary 887 - 822


Port Shepstone

Murder 33 - 49

Sexual offences 91 - 75

Carjacking 11 - 7

House robbery 24 - 32

Business robbery 24 - 41

House burglary 602 - 602  


Richards Bay

Murder 23 - 16

Sexual offences 73 - 79

Carjacking 14 - 29

House robbery 59 - 62

Business robbery 37 - 26

House burglary 493 - 465


Sydenham

Murder 30 - 39

Sexual offences 80 - 69

Carjacking 126 - 68

House robbery 106 - 129

Business robbery 55 - 48

House burglary 522 - 442


Umbilo

Murder 18 - 13

Sexual offences 39 - 42

Carjacking 149 - 89

House robbery 41 - 46

Business robbery 59 - 102

House burglary 648 - 587


Umlazi

Murder 187 - 223

Sexual offences 295 -290 down

Carjacking 153 - 150 down

House robbery 97 - 133

Business robbery 67 - 80

House burglary 840 - 769


Westville

Murder 5 - 4

Sexual offences 30 - 25

Carjacking 22 - 7

House robbery 113 - 71

Business robbery 12 - 19

House burglary 406 - 310


All information was sourced from the crime statistics released by the police on Tuesday.  



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