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#CrimeStats: 57 murders a day in SA

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Sep 11, 2018

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Cape Town - According to the latest crime statistics, 57 people are killed in South Africa every day. This represents a 6.9 percent increase in the murder rate from the previous year's statistics. 

In real terms, that means that 20 336 people were murdered in the past year. That's 1 320 more people than the previous reporting period.

57 people murdered per day in South Africa #CrimeStats

— IOL News (@IOL) September 11, 2018

Presenting the 2017/2018 national crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police at Parliament in Cape Town, Police Minister Bheki Cele likened this figure to the mortality rate in a war zone.

Cape Town Central Police Station reported the most contact crimes with 15422 incidents in 2017/2018...down 3.3%. #CrimeStats

— IOL News (@IOL) September 11, 2018

The minister also said that more than three million serious crimes had been reported across South Africa.

Nyanga remains South Africa's murder capital...last year 308 cases were reported at the station, an increase of 9.6%. #CrimeStats

— IOL News (@IOL) September 11, 2018

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