“Crime likely to affect forthcoming tourist season”
“SA is at war with itself”
“Crime stats show that situation is quite bad ”
These are just some of the media headlines after the release of the annual crime statistics which revealed that over 21,000 murders were recorded for the 2018/2019 year, an increase of 686 over the previous year.
The South African Police Service, with Stats SA, published the country’s crime statistics for 2018/19 last week. Besides the increase in murders, the report shows which types of criminal activity have increased and, in rare instances decreased, in the past year.
Click here to download the latest crime stats.