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ISS. 2014 ‘Murder in South Africa, 2013-2014.’ Factsheet South Africa: Official Crime Statistics for 2013/14. Pretoria: Africa Check, Institute for Security Studies (ISS). 19 September

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Murder in South Africa, 2013-2014

This factsheet provides an overview of key crime trends for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 as recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS)…

On the day of their release, these statistics were already at least six months out of date. That means that the current crime situation, particularly at local level, could be very different to that described by the statistics below…

The murder rate refers to the number of people who are murdered per 100,000 of the population…

Facts about murder in South Africa:

- Incidents of murder increased from 16,259 murders in 2012/13 to 17,068 in 2013/14…

- Using Statistics South Africa's 2013 midyear estimates, the murder rate in 2013/14 was 32.2 per 100,000, up from 31.1 in 2012/13…

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