Release of 2019/2020 provincial crime statistics: Limpopo

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Release of 2019/2020 provincial crime statistics: Limpopo. Photo: SAPS
Release of 2019/2020 provincial crime statistics: Limpopo. Photo: SAPS

Following the release of the National Crime Statistics by the Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele (MP), the Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba on 13 August 2020, presented the Provincial annual crime picture for the period of 2019/2020 from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The Provincial Commissioner addressed the session and started by stressing the importance of different communities to have contact details of District Commissioners and Station Commanders in their respective Districts, indicating that the Component Corporate Communication distributes Contact lists on an annual basis.

The Provincial Commissioner went on to give an overview of the crime picture for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, before requesting the Provincial Head of Crime Registrar Brigadier Nnyana Molema to make a PowerPoint presentation of the Crime Statistics.

In terms of the presentation, the Province has managed to show an overall decrease of 2.1% in the 17 prioritized crimes.

The other crime categories that indicated decrease are as follows:

Contact Crimes by – 1.4%
Contact related crimes by – 3.0%
Property related crimes by – 0.1%
Other serious crimes by – 2.1%

The presentation was done in Seshego Police Station and the attendees included the Chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Community Safety in Limpopo, Hon. Seono, the Acting HOD for the Department of Transport and Community Safety Mr Stander, the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Policing Major General Jan Scheepers, the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Corporate Services Major General Christine Moralakadi, Provincial Heads, District Commissioners joined by the former Cluster Commanders, the Community Police Forum, the Community Safety Forum and members from different media houses.

The presentation was also streamed live on the Facebook page of the Provincial Department of Transport and Community Safety.

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