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South Africa's murder rate up almost 7 per cent, police say

South Africa's murder rate up almost 7 per cent, police say

"This means 57 murders a day".

The statistics included details that there were 62 "farm murders" in the a year ago - a racially sensitive issue in South Africa, where some white farmers say they face a wave of deadly attacks trying to force them off their land.

Arson, shoplifting, burglaries at residential premises and common robberies have also decreased.

Portfolio committee on police chairperson Francois Beukman said: "The murder increase of 6.9% is really alarming and totally unacceptable. violent crime is indeed a clear and present danger to all South Africans".

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Glencoe was little safer with five murders, two down from previous year, and 12 stocktheft cases. Crime detected as a result of police action increased by 11.3%. The province also reported the most incidents of taxi-related murders and mob justice murders in the country. Nyangna in Western Cape took the top spot.

Nyanga, in Cape Town, remains the most unsafe place in South Africa.

Nyanga, in the Western Cape, remained the murder capital of the country, with an increase in murders of 9.6%.

Incidents of rape and attempted murder also rose.

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Sekhukhune said there were 62 reported crimes that were categorised as farm murders. Two-hundred-and-ninety-four girls and 691 boys were murdered.

According to the last figures for the 2016/2017 period, murder had increased by 1.8 percent while sexual offences and the number of reported rape cases had both decreased by over 4 percent.

Over 138 300 cases of robbery with aggravating circumstances were reported in SA.

The spate of cash-in-transit heists are reflected in the stats (although, it hasn't caught all of them) with an increase of 56.6%, up from 152 in 2017 to 238 in 2018.

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Carjackings, house robberies and business robberies, which had all increased during the last financial year had only slightly decreased by 2.3 per cent, 0.4 per cent and 3.1 per cent respectively in SA.


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