National crime statistics for the past financial year

Crime statistics for the past financial year 2012/2013 were released by the Minister of Police yesterday.  We congratulate the South African Police Services on those categories of crimes that have reduced, however are concerned about the increase in especially the violent crimes.

Below is a summary of the crimes that have increased in the last financial year as released by the Minister of Police.  To read the entire speech you can visit  http://www.gov.za/speeches/view.php?sid=39856

Remarks by the Minister of Police, E.N. Mthethwa, MP, on the occasion of the release of the 2012/13 South African Police Service National Crime Statistics.

Increase in Murder – increase of 0.6% during the past financial year (2012/13).

Increase in Attempted Murder – increase of 6.5% during the past financial year.

Increase in Aggravated Robbery – increase of 1.2% during the past financial year.

Increase in Burglary Residential – increased by 3.3% during the past financial year.

Increase in Burglary Non-Residential – increased by 1.7% during the past financial year.

Increase in Theft out of or from motor vehicle – increase of 3.6% during the past financial year (2012/13).

Increase in Commercial Crime – increased by 0.6% during the past financial year.

Increase in Car hijacking – increased by 5.4% during the past financial year (2012/13).

Increase in Robbery (armed) at Residential Premises – increased by 3.6% during the past financial year.

Increase in Truck hijacking – increased by 14.9% during the past financial year.

Increase in Drug-related Crimes – increased by 13,5% in the 2012/13 financial year.

Sunninghill Community Security is pleased to be able to say that in Sunninghill, with the exception of  Increase in Theft out of or from motor vehicle the trend above has not applied to our suburb.  This is largely due to our security infrastructure and excellent working relationship with Savika Armed Response; The Sandton Saps and The Metro Police.  It is very important that we not only sustain this but as the threat has increased we need to increase not just sustain our security.  Sunninghill Community has over the past 6 months seen two of our major businesses contributors move out of Sunninghill and as a result cease their contributions to us.  This has obviously put us under pressure and for us to continue to achieve the results we do in our area we need more support from both the residential node, especially complexes in Sunninghill Park and Businesses/Office Parks in the business node. We urge all those who do not contribute to the safety of our suburb to contact us so that we can show you what we do and have done.  We need your support.  Contact Linda on security@suncomm.co.za to join now.

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