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ISS. 2013 ‘Murder in South Africa, 2012-2013.’ Factsheet South Africa: Official Crime Statistics for 2012/13. Pretoria: Africa Check, Institute for Security Studies (ISS). 9 September

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Murder in South Africa, 2012-2013

This factsheet offers a brief overview and analysis of the key crime trends for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 as recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS)…

The facts…:

- Incidents of murder increased from 15,609 murders in 2011/12 to 16,259 murders in 2012/13…

- Using the correct census data for 2011, the murder rate in 2011/12 was 30.3 per 100,000 population and not 30,9 as reported by SAPS in the last reporting period.

- The murder rate for 2012/13 stood at 31.3 per 100,000 population which reflects an increase of 2.8% in the rate of murders (not 0.6% as presented officially)…

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