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 were likely to be committed by people from their area. Releasing the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) 2012 yesterday, Statistics South Africa said housebreaking/burglary was […]

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 respondents, aged 18 to 34, across South Africa immediately after the release of the latest crime statistics last week. The results showed that 62 per […]

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 derived from the total number of murders reported at each of the seventeen stations within the greater Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, namely Algoa Park, Bethelsdorp, […]

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 derived from the total number of cars reported stolen at each of the seventeen stations within the greater Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, namely Algoa Park, […]

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 figure is derived from the total number of murders reported at each of the seventeen stations within the greater Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, namely Algoa […]

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 statistics released in Parliament today. “These incremental changes are cold comfort to law-abiding citizens who live in fear of criminals,” said Democratic Alliance spokesman Dianne […]

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 Thursday showed a decrease in most crime categories, Mthethwa said there were still areas of concerns and more hard work to be done. “There will […]

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 Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa who released the national crime statistics on Thursday. For the period under review, the sexual offences ratio decreased by 3.7%. “One […]

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 in most violent crime categories,” said ISS crime and justice programme head Gareth Newham. “However, these statistics do not reflect some serious endemic and emerging […]