Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to release the quarterly crime statistics in Cape Town on Friday afternoon.
Cele will present statistics on crimes that have taken place in South Africa from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. The press conference at the Imbizo Media Center in Parliament will begin at 12:00 noon.
View the quarterly crime statistics briefing here
Murder on the rise
During a presentation to Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee, prior to the publication of the crime statistics, senior police management revealed that the homicide rate has increased by 8.9% over the reporting period.
Sexual offenses, on the other hand, decreased by 9% compared to the previous quarter.
“We had a 193 increase in attempted murder, we had a drop of 3,611 in terms of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, another 794 drop in terms of habitual assault, followed by another drop in 1,298 in terms of ordinary robberies and aggravated robberies have decreased by 456,” said Major General Norman Sekhukhune.