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7 000 people murdered


Almost 7 000 people murdered in SA over 3-months

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Almost 7 000 people were murdered in South Africa between July and September 2023, a decrease of just 0.8%. Although the number is slightly lower than the same period from the previous year, the latest crime statistics painted a bleak picture for contact crimes in the country. This includes contact crimes, sexual assault, hijackings and robberies at residential and non-residential premises. Police Minister Bheki […]


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6 200 people murdered in past 3-months, with crimes against women and children a concern

By: Natasha Archary Image | Bheki Cele / @kayanews Police Minister Bheki Cele released the fourth quarter crime statistics on Tuesday, 30 May, noting that there have been over 6 200 murders between January and March 2023. With an increase of 3.4%, this is an average of 2 096 murders per month and/or 70 murders per day, of which 245 children were victims of murder. KwaZulu-Natal leads the provinces with […]




Gauteng 3rd quarter crime stats to be released on Tuesday

By: Natasha Archary Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela will release the province's 3rd quarter crime statistics on Tuesday, 14 March. Mawela will brief media and the Committee on intervention measures employed at the Westbury and Eldorado Park policing precints to curb gang related violence and shootings. The 3rd quarter crime stats will include the province's community safety measures for the 2022/23 Financial Year. Mawela is expected to release the […]



Bheki Cele says about 989 women were murdered between July and September

By Zuko Komisa Bheki Cele says about 989 women were murdered between July and September. Bheki Cele, the minister of police, has released the most recent crime statistics for the months of July to September 2022, Speaking to the media he spoke about how the prevalence of violence against women in South Africa is still alarming and unacceptable; many of them are being killed by people they know, love, and trust. Also […]


Gauteng tops the list


Hijacking hotspots in SA, Gauteng tops the list

By: Natasha Archary Gauteng tops the list of hijacking hotspots in South Africa with over 3000 vehicles hijacked in the province between April and June 2022. The latest hijacking numbers comes from the first quarter crime statistics released by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday, 19 August. Overall hijackings during this period increased by 720, with Gauteng accounting for more than half of these. There were 409 more hijackings in […]



27.6% of murder cases in SA are from Gauteng

Kaya 959 Reporter There have been 1,403 individuals killed in the fiscal year 2021/22, and the Gauteng province contributed 27.6% of all murder cases to the national total. Lt-Gen Elias Mawela, the Gauteng police commissioner, presented this before the legislature's portfolio committee on community safety on Tuesday. Residents in Gauteng, according to Mawela, are concerned and disappointed by the province's crime situation. He was announcing the provincial crime statistics for […]


murder is on the increase


Latest crime stats show murder is on the increase in SA

By: Natasha Archary Police Minister Bheki Cele delivered the latest crime statistics for South Africa revealing that murder is on the increase. During the last 3-months of 2021, over 900 women were murdered. In addition there were 1 240 murder attempts on women. The figures for acts of gender-based violence (GBV) were alarming, with intent to do grievous bodily harm to women rising. Presenting the stats for the third quarter […]


hijacking hotspot


Top 5 hijacking hotspots in Gauteng

By: Natasha Archary  Since the latest crime stats for Q1 2021/2022 were released, there has been a notable increase in hijackings throughout the country. Gauteng accounts for 21 of the 30 highest hijacking hotspots reported during this period. Police minister Bheki Cele used crime data from Q1 2019 as opposed to Q1 2020 to make the comparison due to the lockdown from March 2020 which would impact the statistics. “We […]


Eldorado Park and Westbury


More than 1000 suspects arrested in various crime-fighting operations

By Kaya 959 News Twelve suspected illegal miners were arrested and unlicensed guns seized during an operation in Krugersdorp. Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, said the suspects were shooting amongst themselves and when police responded, they started shooting at police who returned fire. “One suspect was shot and injured and was taken to hospital under police guard. The other suspects surrendered and two unlicensed firearms were recovered. "This brings […]


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