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SA sounds off on crime statistics

This week, the South African Police Services in partnership with Stats SA released the country’s crime statistics for 2018. And, it had us shook!

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Here’s a simplified breakdown of the most shocking stats from the report:

  • 57 People are murdered each day
  • 110 People raped a day
  • Cash in transit heists have increased by 56.6%, with a total of 238 CIT heists over 2017/2018
  • A total of 16 325 carjackings have taken place. (A decrease from last year by 2,3%)
  • 938 Child murders have taken place, with the highest child murders occurring in the Western Cape.
  • 22 261 Residential robberies

The rather disturbing statistics incited concerned South Africans to take to social media and sound off on the findings.

Read the most thought-provoking Tweets here:

The statistics also provided receipts to the supposed “genocide” that’s taking place on South African farms. Much to Donald Trump and the right-wing’s surprise, farm murders only made 0.3% of murders.

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