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South Africa: Crime statistics 2021/2022 financial year – SAPS


The police released South Africa’s crime statistics today, for the period of 1 July, 2021, until 30 September, 2021. During this period, South Africa was under lockdown level four, three and two. These statistics are compared to a corresponding period in the 2019/2020 financial whereby the country was under lockdown level three, two and one.

Police minister Bheki Cele said South Africa is still a very violent country, as the crime statistics show.

The Western Cape is the only province that showed a decrease in murders, since the Western Cape receives the Lions share of policing resources and funding to bring about peace and stability.

With regards to farm murders, Cele says the top four causative factors of murders in South Africa are arguments, acts of mob justice, robberies and gang-related murders.

With almost 10 thousand people being brutalized and sexually violated in just three months in South Africa, is a disgrace and deeply disturbing. The majority of people raped are women and those most vulnerable in our society.

These statistics show they are often violated by people they know and trust, in the comfort of their own homes or in places where they thought they were safe.

There is still a huge DNA backlog, with only 134 GBV desks that are manned by police officers specifically trained to provide victim-centered assistance to victims of GBV.

These crime data will also give the nation a glimpse of the crimes that took place during the July unrests, which were categorized by vicious destruction of infrastructure, warehouses and looting of business premises. To date the SAPS has injected the most resources in that province and in KZN, compared to all other provinces. These unrests also claimed the lives of 342 people in the Gauteng and KwaZulu- Natal provinces. – https://find-it.co.za/

  • MURDER: 6 163 people
  • POLICE MEMBERS KILLED: 23 policemen
  • RAPE: 9 556 cases
  • ASSUALT: 72 762 cases
  • CASH IN TRANSIT: 52 cases
  • KIDNAPPINGS: 2000 cases


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