This is South Africa’s murder capital

FILE The scene of a cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg

The South African Police Service recorded over 1.5-million community-reported serious crimes in the period of April 1 2017 to 31 March 2018, Major General Norman Sekhukhune, head of police crime research and statistics, announced on Tuesday morning in Parliament.

South Africa's murder rate rose again a year ago, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 people killed across the country - about 57 a day - as police admitted they were struggling to keep control.

Newham said there was simply no more money to give to the police and in the period leading up to the elections in 2019, it was also unlikely that there would be any more changes in the police until then. In just 12 months, more than 20,300 people have been killed in total.

The station which recorded the second-highest number of murders in the country was Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal with 223 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal is the most unsafe province for women and children, as 20 per cent of the murders occurred within KZN borders. He said that there were 808 gang-related murders in the Western Cape compared to 87 in the Eastern Cape.

Murders of Women and Children 2017/2018.

Murder, attempted murder, and sexual offences have all increased.

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Many cases of women being raped and murdered were reported in 2017/18, with the murder of women increasing by 11 percent from 2,639 to 2,930.

According to the stats, rape incidents had decreased by 0.5 per cent (40 035 incidents had been reported), while sexual assault cases had increased by 8.2 per cent (6 786 incidents reported).

He said that the police could not work alone in trying to fight crime. For 2017-2018, cash-in-transit heists rose by 50%.

Arson, shoplifting, burglaries at residential premises and common robberies have also decreased.

"Our emphasis should be on what should be done and not on the crime stats", said Cele.

Despite an increase in carjacking, house and business robberies, contact crimes showed a 1.9% dip in the 2017-18 year.

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