- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/crime-increasing-faith-in-cops-decreasing-stats-sa-20181011The general level of crime as estimated by the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) has been declining during the past five years, but increased in 2016/17 and 2017/18, Stats SA said in a statement on Thursday.
Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke released the annual survey in Pretoria on Thursday morning.
According to the statement, household crimes increased by 5% - to a total of 1.5 million incidences - while individual crime also increased by 5% - to a total of 1.6 million incidences - affecting 1.4 million individuals aged 16 and above.
"Northern Cape had the highest increase in both household and individual crimes.
"Housebreaking or burglary was the most dominant (54%) crime category among crimes measured by the VOCS. An estimated total of 830 000 incidences of housebreaking occurred in 2017/18, affecting 4.25% of all South African households.