Murders fall by 8.6%, says Mthethwa

By Phillip De Wet 9 September 2010

Violent crime is on the decline, with murder decreasing by 8.6%, police minister Nathi Mthethwa announced at a briefing in Pretoria on Thursday morning. Other numbers released as part of the crime statistics annual report (from April 2009 to March 2010) included a 6.8% decline in vehicle hijackings, and sexual offences dropping by 4.4%. The Daily Maverick's Phillip de Wet is busy with some number crunching right now, so watch out for his story later this afternoon to find out what all these statistics actually mean. Read more: AFP and Sapa, via M&G

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