Thursday, September 12, 2019

Release of 2019 crime statistics


The South African Police Service released the crime statistics for South Africa of 2018/2019. The numbers will show which crime increased or decreased during the past year. The statistics cover 17 crime categories reported by the public. The statistics cover all reported crimes from 1 April 108 to March 2019. In 2018 2.09 million crimes were recorded and a total of 2.01 million crimes were recorded in 2019.

The police presented the annual crime statistics, with the summary of 3.4% increase in murders in the 2018/2019 financial year, 4.6% increase in sexual offences, 4.1% increase in attempted murders, assault with the intention to commit grievous bodily harm increased by 2.2%, common assault cases increased by 1.2%, common robbery increased by 2%, arson increased by 5.5, malicious damage to property increased by 1.4% and in the total crimes listed increased by 2.6% on average.

CATEGORY                                                                       2018          2019`
Sexual offences discovered as result of police action                       6 701               7 976  
Commercial crime                                                                              73 27              83 823
Arson                                                                                                   3 869               4 083  
Sexual Offences                                                                                 50 10               52 420
Attempted murder                                                                               18 233             18980 
Common assault                                                                                 156 243           162 012          
Murder                                                                                                20 336             21 022
Stock-theft                                                                                          28 849             29 672
Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm                        167 352           170 979          
Common robbery                                                                                50 730             51 765
Malicious injury to property                                                                 111 492           113 089
Robbery with aggravating circumstances                                          138 364           140 032          
Robbery at residential premises                                                         22 261             22 431
Burglary at non-residential premises                                                  71 195             71 224
Robbery at non-residential premises                                                 20 047             19 991
All theft not mentioned elsewhere                                                      302 656           300 457
Truck hijacking                                                                                    1 202               1 182  
Carjacking                                                                                           16 325             16 026
Theft out of or from motor vehicle                                                      129 174           125 076          
Burglary at residential premises                                                         228 094           220 865          
Shoplifting                                                                                           62 180             60 167
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs                                  86 160             82 912
Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle                                               50 663             48 324
Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition                                  17 558             15 736
Robbery of cash in transit                                                                   238                  183     
Drug-related crime                                                                              323 547           232 657          
Bank robbery                                                                                      13                    4         

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Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi
News Editor







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