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Crime Stats Simplified

CONTACT CRIMES (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

Murder

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu-Natal3929
Gauteng3842
Eastern Cape3649
Western Cape3224
Free State993
North West907
Limpopo898
Mpumalanga859
Northern Cape372
Total 18673
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Sexual Offences

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng9510
Kwazulu-Natal8947
Eastern Cape8797
Western Cape7130
Limpopo4369
North West4164
Free State3928
Mpumalanga3331
Northern Cape1719
Total 51895
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Attempted murder

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng4574
Kwazulu-Natal4041
Western Cape3444
Eastern Cape2052
North West899
Limpopo875
Mpumalanga797
Free State787
Northern Cape658
Total 18127
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Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng42790
Kwazulu-Natal28665
Western Cape25539
Eastern Cape24818
Limpopo14143
North West13614
Free State13116
Mpumalanga11359
Northern Cape8889
Total 182933
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Common assault

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng44255
Western Cape41304
Kwazulu-Natal23703
Free State15194
Eastern Cape11475
Limpopo9838
Mpumalanga7649
North West6942
Northern Cape4598
Total 164958
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Common robbery

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng18051
Western Cape12485
Kwazulu-Natal7524
Eastern Cape3690
Limpopo3545
Mpumalanga2746
North West2417
Free State2304
Northern Cape1348
Total 54110
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Robbery with aggravating circumstances

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng49792
Western Cape23732
Kwazulu-Natal21061
Eastern Cape12777
Limpopo6723
North West6281
Mpumalanga5996
Free State4778
Northern Cape1387
Total 132527
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CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

Arson

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng992
Kwazulu-Natal825
Western Cape757
Eastern Cape679
Limpopo613
North West314
Mpumalanga286
Free State265
Northern Cape172
Total 4903
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Malicious damage to property

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng34320
Western Cape29217
Kwazulu-Natal14709
Eastern Cape11819
Limpopo7612
Free State7551
Mpumalanga5827
North West5762
Northern Cape3084
Total 119901
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PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

Burglary at non-residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng16412
Western Cape13344
Kwazulu-Natal11656
Eastern Cape7470
Limpopo7386
Mpumalanga6014
North West5313
Free State5210
Northern Cape2203
Total 75008
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Burglary at residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng64968
Western Cape47569
Kwazulu-Natal42429
Eastern Cape23901
Mpumalanga18162
Limpopo16217
North West15568
Free State15323
Northern Cape6469
Total 250606
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Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng26646
Kwazulu-Natal8673
Western Cape8378
Eastern Cape2678
Mpumalanga2222
North West2070
Free State1745
Limpopo1151
Northern Cape246
Total 53809
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Theft out of or from motor vehicle

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng42111
Western Cape41458
Kwazulu-Natal17896
Eastern Cape11225
Mpumalanga7372
North West5913
Limpopo5571
Free State4878
Northern Cape2962
Total 139386
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Stock-theft

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Eastern Cape5809
Kwazulu-Natal5731
Free State3466
North West2605
Mpumalanga2337
Limpopo1756
Northern Cape1332
Western Cape861
Gauteng818
Total 24715
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CRIME DETECTED AS A RESULT OF POLICE ACTION

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu-Natal3908
Gauteng3600
Western Cape2819
Eastern Cape1773
Mpumalanga977
North West678
Free State469
Limpopo456
Northern Cape92
Total 14772
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Drug-related crime

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape93996
Gauteng55442
Kwazulu-Natal46354
Eastern Cape16129
North West12189
Limpopo11268
Mpumalanga9820
Free State9623
Northern Cape4344
Total 259165
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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng32287
Kwazulu-Natal12052
Western Cape11725
Eastern Cape6547
Limpopo4143
Mpumalanga3649
North West2583
Free State2448
Northern Cape725
Total 76159
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Sexual offences as result of police action

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu/Natal2561
Limpopo1842
Gauteng470
Eastern Cape262
Free State251
Western Cape242
Mpumalanga93
North West87
Northern Cape22
Total 5830
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OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng102599
Western Cape92032
Kwazulu-Natal43573
Eastern Cape23429
Limpopo19915
Mpumalanga18416
North West16751
Free State16341
Northern Cape7316
Total 340372
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Commercial crime

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng23680
Kwazulu-Natal11395
Western Cape10986
Eastern Cape6155
Mpumalanga4733
North West4212
Free State3986
Limpopo3733
Northern Cape1037
Total 69917
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Shoplifting

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng22157
Kwazulu-Natal13648
Western Cape13492
Eastern Cape5654
Limpopo3799
Mpumalanga3397
Free State3175
North West2188
Northern Cape1276
Total 68786
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SUBCATEGORIES OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

Carjacking

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng7367
Kwazulu-Natal2493
Western Cape2032
Eastern Cape956
Mpumalanga629
Limpopo450
North West370
Free State258
Northern Cape47
Total 14602
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Truck hijacking

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng695
Mpumalanga194
Kwazulu-Natal71
Free State65
Eastern Cape54
Western Cape46
North West42
Limpopo15
Northern Cape2
Total 1184
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Robbery at residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng7896
Kwazulu-Natal4082
Western Cape2574
Eastern Cape2054
Limpopo1190
Mpumalanga1080
North West1065
Free State773
Northern Cape106
Total 20820
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Robbery at non-residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng6910
Kwazulu-Natal2825
Eastern Cape2218
Western Cape1973
Limpopo1802
Mpumalanga1562
North West1394
Free State756
Northern Cape258
Total 19698
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Bank robbery

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
North West3
Gauteng2
Mpumalanga1
Kwazulu/Natal0
Northern Cape0
Western Cape0
Limpopo0
Eastern Cape0
Free State0
Total 6
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Robbery of cash in transit

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng32
Western Cape24
Kwazulu/Natal21
Eastern Cape19
Mpumalanga18
Limpopo15
Free State5
North West4
Northern Cape1
Total 139
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OTHER CRIMES CATEGORIES (*Not reported in 2016)

Culpable homicide

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Northern Cape
North West
Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
Total 0
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Public violence

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Northern Cape
North West
Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
Total 0
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Crimen injuria

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Northern Cape
North West
Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
Total 0
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Neglect and ill-treatment of children

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Northern Cape
North West
Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
Total 0
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Kidnapping

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Northern Cape
North West
Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
Total 0
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