Crime Stats - Murder, Sexual Offence Rates Rising in South Africa

The Portfolio Committee on Police has heard that there were 21 022 murders in the 2018/19 financial year - 686 more than the previous year and an increase of 3.4% while sexual offences increased by 4.6% to 52 420 offences - 2 312 more than the year before.

South African Police Service officer's badge (file photo).


  • Crime Statistics 2018 - 2019

    South African Police Service [SAPS] (Pretoria)
    Publication Date:
    12 September 2019

    The South African Police Service (SAPS) has accepted a new and challenging objective of ensuring that its crime statistics are in line with ... see more »


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