Cele calls for cooperation to bring crime rate down

The crime stats released in Parliament on Tuesday show an increase in murder, attempted murder, rape as well as aggravated robberies.

Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele says cooperation is needed from institutions in order to bring the crime rate down, especially in townships.

The crime stats released in Parliament on Tuesday show an increase in murder, attempted murder, rape as well as aggravated robberies.

Cele says better infrastructure and planning will help with policing.

“Those are things that if together we put people in well designed and proper infrastructure, that will help us easy access to those communities and it will also give the community a better feeling to behave.”

Police Minister Bheki Cele has released the crime statistics for the 2017/2018 financial year. He revealed that 20,336 murders were recorded nationally, which means that 57 people are killed in SA each day. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN