Crime Stats SA


Did You Know?

  • More people murdered in Nyanga (Western Cape) than anywhere else in the country.

  • Over One hundred and Sixty OneThousand people murdered in South Africa since 2004

  • 47% of all drug related crime in the country occur in the Western Cape.

  • 5900 crimes are reported by the SAPS everyday day!

  • Over 43 people murdered on average everyday in South Africa.

  • The world average for murder is 7.6 per 100 000 people. Murder in South Africa is 36.5 per 100 000.

  • Honduras stats show that 60.9 people are murdered per 100 000. Thats nearly twice as many as South Africa!!

  • “Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.”
    – Farber, Barry J.

  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

  • It`s been estimated that SA has lost R650-billion to corruption over the last 18 years.

  • More than 2 million crimes were reported by the SAPS for the twelve months between 2010/2012.

  • Nearly 16000 people were murdered in SA in the twelve months between 2011/2012.

  • KZN is the highest murder province in South Africa. Then the Eastern Cape followed by Gauteng .

  • Over 400 drug related crimes reported daily.

  • Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape reports the more crime than any other precinct in the country.

  • There are 29 different crime categories used by the SAPS for reporting crime stats.

  • There are about 1118 precincts (police stations) in South Africa.


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