WATCH | Murder, rape and farm attacks: SA crime stats at a glance
Police minister Bheki Cele announced the annual crime statistics on July 31 2020 in a televised press conference.
The statistics, which cover April 1 2019 to March 31 2020, reveal the number of murders has continued its climb under his stewardship.
In a time when gender-based violence (GBV) is in the spotlight, rape also saw an increase compared with the year before.
Cele and police officials announced high numbers of drug-related offences, domestic violence and carjackings.
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