NEWS & ANALYSIS

2013 crime statistics: By province

280 more murders reported in the Western Cape than the year before

The following tables contain the number of crimes reported, by province, between April 2012 and March 2013 - as well as the change this represents from the year before. The data is derived from the crime statistics for 2012/2013 released by the South African Police Service on September 19 2013. 280 more murders were reported in the Western Cape in 2012/13 than the year before - a 12.2% increase. KwaZulu Natal experienced an increase of 207 in the number of reported murders - a 6% increase. In the North West there were 190 reported instances of public violence, an 87% increase from the year before.

Eastern Cape

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

3278

3344

66

2.0%

Total Sexual Crimes

9239

9567

328

3.6%

Attempted murder

1731

1768

37

2.1%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

29407

27880

-1 527

-5.2%

Common assault

15290

14273

-1 017

-6.7%

Common robbery

4922

4600

-322

-6.5%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

12526

11794

-732

-5.8%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

1026

1015

-11

-1.1%

Malicious damage to property

12982

12760

-222

-1.7%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

6508

7539

1 031

15.8%

Burglary at residential premises

26941

25902

-1 039

-3.9%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

3883

3693

-190

-4.9%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

11822

12039

217

1.8%

Stock-theft

7354

7163

-191

-2.6%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

1462

1538

76

5.2%

Drug-related crime

11654

12877

1 223

10.5%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

7773

7610

-163

-2.1%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

29689

26822

-2 867

-9.7%

Commercial crime

8658

8858

200

2.3%

Shoplifting

6405

6184

-221

-3.5%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

644

695

51

7.9%

Truck hijacking

29

15

-14

-48.3%

Robbery at residential premises

1747

1726

-21

-1.2%

Robbery at non-residential premises

2173

1949

-224

-10.3%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

1369

1232

-137

-10.0%

Public violence

83

144

61

73.5%

Crimen injuria

2755

2286

-469

-17.0%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

268

264

-4

-1.5%

Kidnapping

336

362

26

7.7%

Free State

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

963

1023

60

6.2%

Total Sexual Crimes

4927

5252

325

6.6%

Attempted murder

869

947

78

9.0%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

15079

15385

306

2.0%

Common assault

18090

17716

-374

-2.1%

Common robbery

2687

2708

21

0.8%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

5351

5809

458

8.6%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

432

398

-34

-7.9%

Malicious damage to property

8890

8904

14

0.2%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

5188

5665

477

9.2%

Burglary at residential premises

15203

17347

2 144

14.1%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

2013

2028

15

0.7%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

5044

5656

612

12.1%

Stock-theft

4941

4616

-325

-6.6%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

330

436

106

32.1%

Drug-related crime

4463

6168

1 705

38.2%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

1523

1671

148

9.7%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

19690

19509

-181

-0.9%

Commercial crime

7524

6540

-984

-13.1%

Shoplifting

2986

3297

311

10.4%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

283

284

1

0.4%

Truck hijacking

54

82

28

51.9%

Robbery at residential premises

662

835

173

26.1%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1106

1152

46

4.2%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

814

826

12

1.5%

Public violence

99

252

153

154.5%

Crimen injuria

3864

3724

-140

-3.6%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

343

311

-32

-9.3%

Kidnapping

202

210

8

4.0%

Gauteng

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

3012

2997

-15

-0.5%

Total Sexual Crimes

12419

12288

-131

-1.1%

Attempted murder

3474

3609

135

3.9%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

43357

40793

-2 564

-5.9%

Common assault

49226

45115

-4 111

-8.4%

Common robbery

16012

15547

-465

-2.9%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

35323

35869

546

1.5%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

1539

1287

-252

-16.4%

Malicious damage to property

37474

36015

-1 459

-3.9%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

16019

15582

-437

-2.7%

Burglary at residential premises

64714

68544

3 830

5.9%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

27945

27574

-371

-1.3%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

39228

42110

2 882

7.3%

Stock-theft

663

778

115

17.3%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

3923

3713

-210

-5.4%

Drug-related crime

25949

38159

12 210

47.1%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

20761

21778

1 017

4.9%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

114410

109942

-4 468

-3.9%

Commercial crime

31153

30808

-345

-1.1%

Shoplifting

22427

22313

-114

-0.5%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

5000

4952

-48

-1.0%

Truck hijacking

443

524

81

18.3%

Robbery at residential premises

6336

6607

271

4.3%

Robbery at non-residential premises

5116

5010

-106

-2.1%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

2505

2399

-106

-4.2%

Public violence

311

426

115

37.0%

Crimen injuria

5125

3935

-1 190

-23.2%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

787

723

-64

-8.1%

Kidnapping

1343

1529

186

13.8%

KwaZulu-Natal

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

3422

3629

207

6.0%

Total Sexual Crimes

12288

12405

117

1.0%

Attempted murder

3666

3855

189

5.2%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

29608

28897

-711

-2.4%

Common assault

31983

30172

-1 811

-5.7%

Common robbery

7637

8228

591

7.7%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

18469

19972

1 503

8.1%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

1074

975

-99

-9.2%

Malicious damage to property

15583

15797

214

1.4%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

10958

11971

1 013

9.2%

Burglary at residential premises

41120

45483

4 363

10.6%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

10106

9788

-318

-3.1%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

15960

18064

2 104

13.2%

Stock-theft

7743

7214

-529

-6.8%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

4696

4444

-252

-5.4%

Drug-related crime

37415

42167

4 752

12.7%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

12867

15112

2 245

17.4%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

53157

50907

-2 250

-4.2%

Commercial crime

13681

14458

777

5.7%

Shoplifting

12402

13017

615

5.0%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

2229

2427

198

8.9%

Truck hijacking

64

82

18

28.1%

Robbery at residential premises

3751

4119

368

9.8%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1911

2353

442

23.1%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

2411

2282

-129

-5.4%

Public violence

117

132

15

12.8%

Crimen injuria

6206

5641

-565

-9.1%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

302

306

4

1.3%

Kidnapping

839

896

57

6.8%

Limpopo

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

735

702

-33

-4.5%

Total Sexual Crimes

5686

6467

781

13.7%

Attempted murder

704

713

9

1.3%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

14701

13755

-946

-6.4%

Common assault

10518

9596

-922

-8.8%

Common robbery

3793

3352

-441

-11.6%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

3675

3935

260

7.1%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

634

699

65

10.3%

Malicious damage to property

6990

6701

-289

-4.1%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

6613

6508

-105

-1.6%

Burglary at residential premises

15255

14877

-378

-2.5%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

1024

987

-37

-3.6%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

4777

4666

-111

-2.3%

Stock-theft

1897

1711

-186

-9.8%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

415

498

83

20.0%

Drug-related crime

5254

7530

2 276

43.3%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

2638

2835

197

7.5%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

19680

17730

-1 950

-9.9%

Commercial crime

3861

4445

584

15.1%

Shoplifting

3510

3824

314

8.9%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

163

225

62

38.0%

Truck hijacking

19

34

15

78.9%

Robbery at residential premises

754

767

13

1.7%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1131

1222

91

8.0%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

1288

1152

-136

-10.6%

Public violence

62

83

21

33.9%

Crimen injuria

2090

1746

-344

-16.5%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

242

239

-3

-1.2%

Kidnapping

181

189

8

4.4%

Mpumalanga

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

729

696

-33

-4.5%

Total Sexual Crimes

4092

4267

175

4.3%

Attempted murder

773

730

-43

-5.6%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

13123

11737

-1 386

-10.6%

Common assault

9266

8295

-971

-10.5%

Common robbery

3379

3180

-199

-5.9%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

5720

5237

-483

-8.4%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

335

318

-17

-5.1%

Malicious damage to property

6590

6219

-371

-5.6%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

5490

5416

-74

-1.3%

Burglary at residential premises

18239

18883

644

3.5%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

2730

2516

-214

-7.8%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

7482

7444

-38

-0.5%

Stock-theft

2912

2707

-205

-7.0%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

705

802

97

13.8%

Drug-related crime

4153

5844

1 691

40.7%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

3757

4025

268

7.1%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

22775

21800

-975

-4.3%

Commercial crime

5581

6696

1 115

20.0%

Shoplifting

3195

3255

60

1.9%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

369

360

-9

-2.4%

Truck hijacking

149

143

-6

-4.0%

Robbery at residential premises

1189

1123

-66

-5.6%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1388

1310

-78

-5.6%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

1155

1215

60

5.2%

Public violence

78

119

41

52.6%

Crimen injuria

1198

926

-272

-22.7%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

140

118

-22

-15.7%

Kidnapping

210

255

45

21.4%

North West

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

802

876

74

9.2%

Total Sexual Crimes

4972

5521

549

11.0%

Attempted murder

765

918

153

20.0%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

14230

14248

18

0.1%

Common assault

7667

7234

-433

-5.6%

Common robbery

2479

2426

-53

-2.1%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

5381

5293

-88

-1.6%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

511

459

-52

-10.2%

Malicious damage to property

6498

6398

-100

-1.5%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

5255

5403

148

2.8%

Burglary at residential premises

14595

15755

1 160

7.9%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

2423

2262

-161

-6.6%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

5519

5681

162

2.9%

Stock-theft

3002

3036

34

1.1%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

479

469

-10

-2.1%

Drug-related crime

7678

9157

1 479

19.3%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

1720

2038

318

18.5%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

18606

17658

-948

-5.1%

Commercial crime

4423

6844

2 421

54.7%

Shoplifting

2460

2267

-193

-7.8%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

236

230

-6

-2.5%

Truck hijacking

28

22

-6

-21.4%

Robbery at residential premises

894

1022

128

14.3%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1348

1232

-116

-8.6%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

893

900

7

0.8%

Public violence

103

190

87

84.5%

Crimen injuria

1674

1481

-193

-11.5%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

232

218

-14

-6.0%

Kidnapping

203

282

79

38.9%

Northern Cape

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

368

412

44

12.0%

Total Sexual Crimes

1738

1844

106

6.1%

Attempted murder

549

543

-6

-1.1%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

8432

8679

247

2.9%

Common assault

5077

4905

-172

-3.4%

Common robbery

950

1072

122

12.8%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

970

1241

271

27.9%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

186

195

9

4.8%

Malicious damage to property

2811

3121

310

11.0%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

2253

2362

109

4.8%

Burglary at residential premises

4866

5723

857

17.6%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

301

314

13

4.3%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

2268

2576

308

13.6%

Stock-theft

1485

1651

166

11.2%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

56

65

9

16.1%

Drug-related crime

2672

2861

189

7.1%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

868

829

-39

-4.5%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

6736

7017

281

4.2%

Commercial crime

1134

890

-244

-21.5%

Shoplifting

1481

1318

-163

-11.0%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

9

28

19

211.1%

Truck hijacking

4

4

0

0.0%

Robbery at residential premises

89

104

15

16.9%

Robbery at non-residential premises

211

215

4

1.9%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

303

342

39

12.9%

Public violence

37

68

31

83.8%

Crimen injuria

761

810

49

6.4%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

93

103

10

10.8%

Kidnapping

43

25

-18

-41.9%

Western Cape

Crime Category

April 2011 to March 2012

April 2012 to March 2013

Change

% Change

CONTACT CRIME (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

 

 

 

 

Murder

2300

2580

280

12.2%

Total Sexual Crimes

9153

8776

-377

-4.1%

Attempted murder

2328

3280

952

40.9%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

24714

24519

-195

-0.8%

Common assault

34553

35603

1 050

3.0%

Common robbery

11121

12427

1 306

11.7%

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

13788

16738

2 950

21.4%

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Arson

681

718

37

5.4%

Malicious damage to property

24403

25198

795

3.3%

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

 

 

 

 

Burglary at non-residential premises

11757

13184

1 427

12.1%

Burglary at residential premises

44598

49599

5 001

11.2%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

8672

9208

536

6.2%

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

38375

41422

3 047

7.9%

Stock-theft

952

1018

66

6.9%

CRIMES HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON POLICE ACTION FOR DETECTION

 

 

 

 

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

2395

2907

512

21.4%

Drug-related crime

77069

82062

4 993

6.5%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

17534

15167

-2 367

-13.5%

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

 

 

 

 

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

92689

91431

-1 258

-1.4%

Commercial crime

12035

12030

-5

0.0%

Shoplifting

16982

15834

-1 148

-6.8%

SUBCATEGORIES FORMING PART OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ABOVE

 

 

 

 

Carjacking

542

789

247

45.6%

Truck hijacking

31

37

6

19.4%

Robbery at residential premises

1344

1647

303

22.5%

Robbery at non-residential premises

1567

1934

367

23.4%

OTHER CRIME CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

Culpable homicide

1050

1047

-3

-0.3%

Public violence

262

369

107

40.8%

Crimen injuria

8185

8491

306

3.7%

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

542

476

-66

-12.2%

Kidnapping

517

585

68

13.2%

Source: www.saps.gov.za

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