Helped by lockdown, Q1 sees major crimes decrease

Police Minister Bheki Cele, releasing the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2020/2021, said that the lockdown had seen murder decrease by 35.8%, sexual assault by 35.9%, rape by 40.4% and common robbery by 49.8%.

Police Minister Bheki Cele, releasing the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2020/2021, said that the lockdown had seen murder decrease by 35.8%, sexual assault by 35.9%, rape by 40.4% and common robbery by 49.8%. Picture: EWN

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