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- iafrica.com | 2 months ago

This week, South Africans as well as members of Parliament expressed their concern following the release of the latest crime statistics.

The figures showed an increase in contact crimes such as murder, sexual offences and robbery with aggravating circumstance. Between April last year and March this year 21,022 were killed, which was an increase of 686 murders – this means the murder rate has gone up by 3.

4% Sexual offences are also on the rise having increased by 2,312 cases or 4.

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