#CrimeStats: The 10 statistics you need to know

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 24, 2017

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Police Minister Fikile Mbalula presented the 2016/17 crime statistics report in Parliament on Tuesday. 

Below are ten of the most important statistics from his report:

* In 2016/2017 financial year, approximately 2.1 million serious crime counts were recorded, of which 1 738 980 were community-reported serious crimes.

#sapsHQ Contact related Crime #CrimeStats: Trend over ten year period. ME pic.twitter.com/mox8KMkTPj

— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) October 24, 2017

* Serious crime decreased by 1.8 percent on the previous year.

* The murder rate is up by 1.8 percent

#sapsHQ Contact Crime #CrimeStats: #TrioCrimes: Highlights. Provincial Breakdown (total & percentage change). ME pic.twitter.com/ygmZmRlb3v

— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) October 24, 2017

* Carjacking has increased by 14.5 percent

* Sexual offences decreased by 4.3 percent

* Assault GBH down by 6.7 percent

* Aggravated robbery increased by 6.4 percent

#sapsHQ Contact Crime #CrimeStats: #TrioCrimes #CarJacking: Provincial Overview. ME pic.twitter.com/TxrEi9e1Aw

— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) October 24, 2017

* Robbery decreased by 1.3 percent

* Common assault decreased by 5.2 percent

#sapsHQ Contact Crime #CrimeStats: Sexual Offence: Sexual Assault: Provincial Overview-actual. ME pic.twitter.com/p31UrSdqPF

— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) October 24, 2017

* Attempted murder down by 0.4 percent


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