Gauteng murder rates on the increase

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Gauteng murder rates on the increase

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Gauteng police commissioner Deliwe De Lange says the 2016/2017 crime stats show an increase in murder and attempted murder in the province.

De Lange and her team have presented the annual crime stats to the Community Safety Committee in the provincial legislature.

She also reported the worst performing police stations in the province, which included Edenvale and Akasia in Tshwane.

De Lange says the province contributed 28.2% to the national crime figure.

Reporting on the statistics was provincial crime registrar Brigadier Mpho Chakalane, who says that out of the seven main contact crime offences, four increased.

“Murder, attempted murder, total robbery, aggravating and social offences had an increase.”

Murder increased by 6.7%, attempted murder by 6.5% and sexual offences by 0.6%.

EWN

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