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ANC CAUCUS STATEMENT ON 2017/2018 CRIME STATISTICS

11 September 2018

The 2017/2018 Annual Crime Statistics as presented by the Minister of Police, comrade Bheki Cele in Parliament today, paints a concerning picture of a continuous rise in contact crime in our country.

We further welcome the decrease in crimes such as common robbery by 5% and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (Assault GBH) by 1.9%. Robbery with aggravating circumstances decreased by 1.8%. The crime statistics also show that our police service remains alert in the detection of crime. Crime detected as a result of police action increased by 11.3%. We commend the men and women in blue for these positive strides they have made in ensuring they push back the frontiers of crime in this regard.

Our fight against crime requires action by all South Africans. The role of communities in crime-fighting cannot be overemphasized because stolen and hijacked goods are often traded in our communities. As communities, we must ensure that crimes are reported and that necessary assistance is provided in order for SAPS to carry out their work.

Crime fighting remains one of the ANC`s top priorities. Efforts and creative interventions must be intensified and consolidated to escalate our battle against crime.

We commend the thousands of members of our police service, who despite the risks and challenges associated in policing, continue to serve with commitment to protect our people and building safer communities.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.

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