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SA experiences more house robberies than ever before

The crime stats show an overall increase of 2.7 percent in robbery at residential premises for 2015/16.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The latest crime statistics show there have been more house robberies in the last financial year than ever before.

Police management today told parliamentarians the category of trio crimes, which include housebreaking, carjacking and business robbery increased by point one percent.

#CrimeStats burglary and robbery at home. Graphic courtesy of @issafrica. BB pic.twitter.com/yTz5YGxf3c



#CrimeStats murder rate. Graphic courtesy of @issafrica. BB pic.twitter.com/fhfKtlbx64



The crime stats show an overall increase of 2.7 percent in robbery at residential premises in the 2015/16 financial year.

Statistics show there were more than 2,500 house robberies in the Western Cape; this is a 19 percent increase.

There were more than 7,800 in Gauteng, which is lower than the previous year.

Police minister Nathi Nhleko says there are risks of other crimes emanating from robberies at residential premises.

"In the Eastern Cape, the indication is that around the incidents of murder during the incidents of house robbery increased by 88.9 percent and rape by 33.9 percent."

Nhleko says the indication is that trio crimes are on a downward trend but he's concerned it's happening at a slower rate.



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