A shocking 6 066 murders in the 3 northern provinces alone

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A shocking 6 066 murders in the 3 northern provinces alone
A shocking 6 066 murders in the 3 northern provinces alone

Bheki Cele, the South African Minister of Police, on 11 September 2018 announced the national crime statistics for 2017/2018. According to Cele:

In Mpumalanga murder decreased by 3,4%, as attempted murder decreased by 5,7%. Theft with aggravated circumstances increased by 0,8% and normal theft showed a decrease of 13,9% the past year.

In Limpopo, murder increased by 12,1%; attempted murder increased by 6,6%; theft with aggravating circumstances increased by 4,5%; and normal theft showed a decrease of 2,2% over the past year.

In Gauteng murder increased by 3,2%; attempted murder decreased by 8,4%; theft with aggravating circumstances decreased by 3,9%; and normal theft saw a decrease of 2,2% the past year.

The fact that 6 066 murder cases were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the northern region during the past year Mpumalanga (922), Limpopo (911) and Gauteng (4 233) is concerning.

AfriForum will focus on the northern region to establish safety structures to proactively curb crime within the scope of the law.

“AfriForum already has established safety structures in all three of the northern provinces and want to implore community members and other safety institutions to become involved to work together to curb crime,” says Hillel Coetzer, AfriForum Head of Regional Safety for Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Become involved with your local AfriForum branch: SMS your name to 45353 (R1).

Read the original article in Afrikaans on AfriForum

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