Publicado: Sáb, Setiembre 15, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

Family members of slain Iyapha Yamile at the Western Cape High Court on 29 August 2018.

One needs to probe if the police's detection rate is really having an impact and actually preventing crimes, such as robbery‚ or whether the cops are simply focusing more on crimes they can easily prevent.

Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) said the latest crime statistics paint a "worrying picture" of a continuous rise in contact crime.

KwaZulu-Natal reported 4 382 murders (an increase from 4 014 the previous year) and the Eastern Cape increased to 3 815 from 3 628 the previous year.

Police committee chair Francois Beukman, who was shocked by this revelation, said that the figure was "unacceptable".

Glencoe was little safer with five murders, two down from previous year, and 12 stocktheft cases.

Many murders were linked to gang violence in Western Cape province, whose capital is Cape Town.

Autora de "Cómo matar a tu marido" asesina a su esposo
Primero escribió " El policía equivocado ", en el que una mujer fantaseaba a diario con asesinar a su marido; después. Hay una vigilia con velas en el Instituto Culinario de Oregón , mañana lunes a las siete de la tarde.

The stats also revealed that more boys than girls are being murdered in the country.

The massive jump in crime and murder comes in unstable times. Robbery with aggravating circumstances also decreased by 1.8%. Each province recorded three farm attacks.

In June, Cele announced a specialised task force to prioritise cash-in-transit heists. This is an increase of 56.6% from a year ago.

Sexual offenses also remain alarming high - with 50 108 reported cases, which meant there had been an increased of 0.9 per cent.

This article's original headline stated: "SA Banking Risk Information Centre says SAPS crime stats too low", which did not reflect Sabric's statements about the statistics.

In 57 of the incidents in 2017/18 year, explosives were used, and in 178 incidents, firearms were used. Cele dismissed this, and said that this notion needed to be dismantled. "I said to the South African Police Services that never again will we deliver this kind of statistic, or worse".

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