Poice minister Bheki Cele has published the latest crime statistics for South Africa, showing another jump in the number of murders recorded in the country.
For the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, the SAPS recorded 21,325 murders in the country, up 1.4% from the year before.
This averages out to 58.4 murders each day, at a rate of 35.8 murders per 100,000 people based on the latest population estimates.
This continues the decades-long trend of violent crime increasing in South Africa as the reported number of murder cases in 2010 stood at 15,893,
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