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Housebreaking perceived to be most common crime: Survey

Housebreaking perceived to be most common crime: Survey

Six out of ten South African households perceive housebreaking/burglary to be one of the most common types of crimes with approximately 62% of households believing that property and violent crimes…

Young South Africans disagree with latest crime stats

Young South Africans disagree with latest crime stats

While official statistics released last week showed an overallĀ  decline in crime, young South Africans disagree. This is according to consumer insights company Pondering Panda conducted a survey amongst 1,968…

Interactive crime stats map for Mandela Bay

Interactive crime stats map for Mandela Bay

Metro Newspaper has developed an interactive map for the Nelson Mandela Bay region, based on the 2011/12 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service yesterday. The map can…

551 people murdered in Nelson Mandela Bay

551 people murdered in Nelson Mandela Bay

There were 551 people murdered in Nelson Mandela Bay between the 1st of April 2011 and the 31st of March 2012, according to police statistics released yesterday. This figure is…

In Mandela Bay a car is stolen every five hours 12 minutes

In Mandela Bay a car is stolen every five hours 12 minutes

The latest police crime statistics, which were released yesterday, have revealed that a car is stolen roughly every five hours and 12 minutes in Nelson Mandela Bay. This figure is…

Hijackings skyrocket in Nelson Mandela Bay

Hijackings skyrocket in Nelson Mandela Bay

Police have recorded 377 car hijackings in Nelson Mandela Bay between the 1st of April 2011 and the 31st of March 2012, according to the latest statistics released yesterday. This…

DA: Crime stats cold comfort for law-abiding citizens

DA: Crime stats cold comfort for law-abiding citizens

The “minuscule” decrease in crime is not an indication that government was doing everything it can to keep South Africans safe, the DA said in response to the latest crime…

Mthethwa: Crime fight needs more action, less talk

Mthethwa: Crime fight needs more action, less talk

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for more action and less talk in the fight against crime. Although the national crime statistics for the 2011/2012 financial year he released on…

Mthethwa: Rapes, sexual offences declining but still too high

Mthethwa: Rapes, sexual offences declining but still too high

Despite the decrease in sexual offences and rapes indicated in the crime statistics for the 2011/2012 financial year, the figures for these crimes remained unacceptably highly. This is according to…

ISS: Crime stats do not reflect threats

ISS: Crime stats do not reflect threats

The latest crime statistics released today do not reflect the actual security threats facing citizens, according to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). “Of course we welcome the ongoing reductions…

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