Minister of Police General Bheki Cele. Picture: Jairus Mmutle GCIS
Minister of Police General Bheki Cele. Picture: Jairus Mmutle GCIS

Crime Stats: Cele notes decline in murder, sexual offences cases

By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi Time of article published Nov 13, 2020

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has announced a decline in the murder and rape cases during the period of the lockdown between July and September.

He said that even though murder declined by 339 it was still shocking that there were so many people killed in three months.

Cele said sexual offences decreased by 16.8%

The minister said despite this decline it was still a high number of people who were raped.

“The other thing that keeps on surprising us and we will work hard on it is gender-based,” said Cele.

He said they will work hard to clamp down on GBV cases because the numbers were unacceptable.

He said they need to rein in those behind these crimes.

Political Bureau

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