Violent crimes dropped since nationwide lockdown

On Sunday morning, Cele revealed that a year-on-year analysis of South Africa’s crime statistics showed a big decrease in violent crime during the lockdown.

Murder cases declined from 326 to 94.
Rape cases declined from 699 to 101.
Assault cases with intention to inflict grievous bodily harm declined from 2,673 to 456.

Car and truck hijacking, business robberies, and house robberies declined from 8,853 to 2,098.
One exception is domestic abuse and gender-based violence, where the number of complaints remained high.


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