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Crime stats: Violent crimes increased in 2018/19

Crime stats: Violent crimes increased in 2018/19 luntu.lamani Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:47 Teaser Media Paragraphs Murder and sexual offences have gone up across the country. KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng recorded the highest increases. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa s police brass announced on Thursday that violent crimes, including murder, rape and robbery increased over the 2018/19 period.  LIVESTREAM: Bheki Cele to release SA crime stats Police Minister Bheki Cele said the murder rate increased by 3.4%, while rape increased by 3.9% Crime stats 2018/19: Sexual offences   Cele said in the previous financial year, the number of murders increased by 1320, which was halved in the 2018/19 financial year.  This means the rate of increase is slowing down. However, when this is translated to percentage the figure reflects an increase of 2.6% in all contact crimes and the 17 community-reported crimes increased by 0.7%.   Crime stats 2018/19: Murder.   Most murders were committed with the use of guns, knives and other sharp objects.  1120 murders and 1847 attempted murders were gang-related.  Cele says he s inviting psychologists and sociologists to assist in profiling crimes - especially why violent crimes increase on Fridays, where people behave like they come from the moon . Earlier Major General Norman Sekhukhune told parliament that 1014 children were murdered in the last year - up 2.9% from the previous year.  There was also an increase of 899 cases of sexual offences against children.  Sekhuhune said children committed 736 murders.  Attempted murder - up 4.1% Assault to do grievous bodily harm - up 2.2% Common assault - up 3.7% Common robbery - up 2% Robbery with aggravating circumstances - up 1.2% Attempted sexual offenses - up 3.9% Contact sexual offenses - up 2.7% Incidents of aggravated robbery saw a drop, except for house robberies which increased by 0.8%. Hijacking - down 1.8% Cash in transit robberies - down 23.1% Bank robberies - down 69.2% Truck hijacking - down 1.7%   Crime stats 2018/19: Robbery with aggravating circumstances. A shocking 736 Murders were committed by children in the last year in review. That s according to the crime stats released by Major General Sekhukhune this morning. Courtesy #DStv403

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