Categories Business Tech World Did the Cele, Sitole divide play a role in the increase in homicide rates? Post author By vanirexodus Post date February 18, 2022 No Comments on Did the Cele, Sitole divide play a role in the increase in homicide rates? Despite the effort by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to boast of a decline in crime, the quarterly crime statistics released Friday painted a grim picture of the shocking and sad state of the force – with an increase in rape cases and murdered women and children. at a terrifying pace. After the release of the crime statistics recorded between October 1 and December 31 last year, Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole are left to wonder whether their estranged working relationship is the cause of the surge. Cele said the argument was overblown and there was nothing to write… Despite the police of South Africa (juice) trying to brag about a decline in crime, the quarterly crime statistics released on Friday painted a grim picture of the shocking and sad state of the force — with rape cases and murders of women and children escalating at a terrifying rate. Following the publication of the crime statistics recorded between October 1 and December 31 last year, Police Minister Bheki Cele and the National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole have to ask if their estranged working relationship is responsible for the increase. Cele said the spat was exaggerated and nothing to write home about, while Sitole also dismissed it. In the period studied, 902 women and 373 children between the ages of 0 and 17 were murdered. A total of 15,692 cases of mistreatment of women or gender-based violence (GBV), and 2,048 child abuse cases were opened. ALSO READ: More than 11,000 South Africans raped in three months last year The overall murder rate rose 8.9% to 6,859,562 cases, with 5,645 cases of attempted murder, 46,513 assaults with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and 47,081 cases of habitual assault recorded. Despite the 9% drop in sex crimes, 14,188 cases were reported, of which 11,315 were rape cases and 2,069 were sexual assaults. This meant that a rape was reported to the police every 12 minutes for the time covered. The police stations reporting the most serious crime incidents included Cape Town Central with 2,289 cases, followed by Honeydew with 2,173 cases and Durban Central Station with 1,946 cases. KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most murders with 1,682 cases, followed by Gauteng with 1,570 cases and Eastern Cape with 1,304 cases. The homicide rate in the Free State fell 21.1% from 308 homicides in the same period last year to 243 reported homicides. The station with the highest murder records is inandafollowed by Alexandra and Tembisa. Police expert at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) dr. Johan Burger said the crime statistics were long and short: violent crimes, murder and attempted murder, were on the rise. READ MORE: Crime stats: Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng lead the country in carjacking “When lockdown restrictions were lifted, crime returned to an upward curve. It worries me because it may be declining, but it’s highly unlikely. “You might wonder if the problem isn’t reporting the crimes,” he said. Burger said it’s possible that the crime rate is decreasing, but it’s more likely that it won’t. “The statistics only showed crimes reported to the police,” he said, adding that the less trust the public had in the police, the less likely they were to press charges. Political analyst Piet Croucamp said the conflict between Cele and Sitole was symbolic of the fragmentation of the justice system. “It’s been a while coming. The problem was with the command and control structures,” he said. He said the problem was due to poor education, state imprisonment and corruption. “It is not possible to prepare the police to carry out their constitutional duties when your law and order is as rotten as in South Africa,” he said. “We see from above, it got up there, but it was rotten to the core and has been rotten for decades, which is now manifesting itself at the top.” READ MORE: Cele to Unrest Inquiry: I Can’t Remember Seeing Top Agent Sitole in the ‘Right Places’ Croucamp said officers are not trained to practice the basic functions of policing in the community, citing the riots of july in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng† “The police were completely out of their minds. If the police come to the scene and don’t know what to do, that says something about the incident command,” he said. A criminologist at the University of Limpopo, Professor Jaco Barkhuizen, said the statistics showed that whatever the police were doing was not working. “We need a proactive technological policing strategy, we need boots on the ground, skilled investigators and political battles at the top to stop,” he said. ← Daily Lotto Results: Friday, February 18, 2022 → Farm kills ‘still high’ in SA, now in its own category Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.