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South Africa. 2019 ‘Murder: Top Ten Instruments Used.’ Crime Statistics: Crime Situation in Republic of South Africa Twelve (12) Months (April to March 2018-19), p. 27. Pretoria: South Africa Police Service. 1 April

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Firearm: 7,156
Knives: 4,720
Unidentified Sharp Instrument: 1,552
Body Part (hand, feet, etc.): 550
Brick/stone/rock: 506
Stick: 301
Bottle/bottle head: 159
Sjambok: 87
Panga/ machete: 72
Fire/ Matches: 68

More victims of murder were killed with firearms and knives than any other instrument.

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