Cele to release crime stats

Police Minister Bheki Cele.


JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele will release the annual crime statistics on Friday.

They will reflect crimes committed from April 2019 to March, this year.

Speaking on eNCA earlier this week Cele says cash-in-transit heists, bank and house robberies have decreased.

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But he admitted that the country’s crime statistics aren't a reflection of how ordinary South Africans feel.

During the last financial year, violent crimes including murder, rape and robbery increased.

The murder rate increased by 3.4-percent, while rape increased by 3.9-percent.