Questions are being raised about the accuracy of the latest annual crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS)‚ with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) revealing that its database contains nearly 150 more heists than what the police have reported.
Cele revealed earlier today that more than 20 300 people had been murdered during the last financial year, which meant the murder rate had increased by 6.9 per cent.
'South Africans must not take it as a norm that they can be hijacked, robbed and killed every day.
The station which recorded the second-highest number of murders in the country was Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal with 223 cases.
This was compared to previous years' attempts at "distracting" from murder in particular. Gauteng recorded 108 child murders, the Free State 52, North West 49, Mpumalanga 46, Limpopo 31, and Northern Cape 19.
Nyanga, in Cape Town, remains the most unsafe place in South Africa. Two-hundred-and-ninety-four girls and 691 boys were murdered. At least 10 of these were in the Western Cape, and include Philippi East with 205 murders and Delft with 195.
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"The ANC's leader also has recently argued that pure expropriation is allowed anyway now 'in the public interest, '" said the report.
Over 138 300 cases of robbery with aggravating circumstances were reported.
Murders of women spiked by 11% with 2930 murders reported in 2017-2018 compared with 2639 in the previous period.
"More research is needed into why there was a slight reported decrease in other violent crimes such as assault (down 1.9%) or armed robbery (down 1.8%), as these are the crimes that often lead to murder", he said.
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