Alarm over S.Africa's 57 murders a day

'The police dropped the ball' – Cele on 'war zone' crime stats

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

A further breakdown of the data showed that murders of women and children have also increased, accounting for just under 20% of all murders.

"It can not be that South Africans are put under such fear, such stress and such murder".

The 2017/2018 figures - to be announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele - will tell us more about the state of crime in the country and whether we are winning the fight against criminality or not. "So I'm not really surprised", de Haas said.

Yet in Umlazi, in KwaZulu-Natal, there was an even more sobering increase in murders reported, up by 19.3 % from 187 to 223 murders.

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

The South African Police Service has released the latest crime stats for 2017/18, revealing an unsettling increase in the number of murders taking place in South Africa over the past year.

The statistics included details that there were 62 "farm murders" in the a year ago - a racially sensitive issue in South Africa, where some white farmers say they face a wave of deadly attacks trying to force them off their land.

KwaZulu-Natal is the most risky province for women and children, as 20 per cent of the murders occurred withing KZN borders. Police said they had recorded 33 farm robberies‚ six incidents of attempted murder and two incidents of rape. "We need a better criminal justice system so that murderers are locked up and keys thrown away". It was found that firearms and vehicles were robbed in 14 cases.

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