Sunday, August 14, 2016

Langa Murder Rate decreased with 17%

Nontando Mafanya
14 August 2016

The high murder rate in the township of Langa has contributed to more than 55% of the total number of murders in Cape Town's police cluster.

The statistic has been revealed during this weekend's Policing Needs and Priorities workshop hosted by the Western Cape Community Safety Department in Salt River.

Various safety groups and law enforcement agencies within the Cape Town policing cluster have been attending the talks.

The department's latest crime statistics have revealed the Langa police precinct has contributed to more than half of the total number of murder cases in the Cape Town police cluster over the past five years.

Overall the murder rate in Langa has dropped since 2011, from 65 murders to 43 during the 2014/2015 period.

The overall murder rate has decreased by 17% between 2010 and 2015.

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