Crime Statistics

​Slight changes but no end in sight for violent crime in South Africa

South Africa continues to be in the grip of violent crime but according to the police minister, there are “glimmers of improvement”

Letters to the editor: October 5 to 11

Our readers write in about bribery allegations, insurance companies, and the passing of Chris Madibeng Mokoditoa

Cash-in-transit heists are a mutating, spreading virus

In this edited extract from her new book, Heist, Anneliese Burgess says the plague of cash-in-transit robberies is only getting worse

Provincial breakdown of crime statistics places the Western Cape front and centre

Ten of South Africa's police stations which record the highest number of murders are found in the Western Cape, seven in Gauteng and six in KZN.

Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the crime statistics on Tuesday, revealing that robbery is the highest it's been in a decade.

Crime harms matric pass rates

Poor results are linked to areas with high crime rates but some Gauteng schools show that this can be countered.

Why crime rates are more useful than absolute numbers in tracking changes over time

Many crimes in SA go unreported, while some only come to the attention of police through actions such as roadblocks and searches.

7 noteworthy points from the crime stats release in Parliament

The South African Police Service has released crime statistics for the 2015/16 year to Parliament.

Crime stats released: ‘Serious dent’ in crime, but murder goes up 4.9%

The downward trend in crime statistics shows police are making a serious dent in reducing crime, acting police commissioner Phahlane said on Friday.

WATCH LIVE: Crime stats revealed in Parliament

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane are briefing the portfolio committee on police.

Editorial: Fear comes too close to home

While Europe and North America may be afraid to go outside, we fear the crime that comes to us.

Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa?

The claim that a child is raped every three minutes in SA has been doing the rounds since 2009. Africa Check investigates if this claim is flawed.

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