Newswatch journalist analyses the recent #CrimeStats

Newswatch journalist, Bernadette Wolhuter analyses the country’s latest #CrimeStats

The crime statistics were released and they don't make for pretty reading, especially for us in KZN. We chatted to ECR Newswatch's Bernadette Wolhuter about the #CrimeStats.

Crime Stats

Take a listen to our chat with Bernadette on the recent crime statistics or read the details under the podcast.

According to Newswatch, South Africa's murder rate has increased by 6.9%. In numbers, this means that 1,320 more people have been murdered in South Africa in the past year.

Read: Harsher penalties, change in police force needed to tackle crime

The previous year saw 19,016 murders, but this year that number moved up to 20,336, which means that 57 people are killed on average every day in South Africa. 

Read: #CrimeStats KZN records highest murder rate

These results are obviously shocking and not great news. How do they make you feel about living in South Africa? Let us know below.

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