Household crime up by 5%, says Stats SA

Stats SA has revealed that household crime has increased by 5% from last year, with 1.5 million incidents reported.

Statistician General Risenga Maluleke delivered the annual results of the Victims of Crime Survey in Pretoria on Thursday.

Maluleke says aggregate crime has also increased this year from the same period last year.

Housebreakings are also a dominant type of crime accounting for 54% of all household crimes, reports EWN's Kgomotso Modise.

Housebreaking and burglaries have been named the most dominant types of crime, accounting for 54% of household crimes.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

In the case of individual crimes, the theft of personal property has been cited as the most dominant, accounting for about 41%.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

It's estimated that over 600 000 incidents of theft of personal property occurred in in the 2017/8 financial year, this has, in fact, decreased by 2%.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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