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Crime Stats Simplified

CONTACT CRIMES (CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON)

Murder

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu-Natal4382
Gauteng4233
Eastern Cape3815
Western Cape3729
Free State1054
North West949
Mpumalanga917
Limpopo899
Northern Cape328
Total 20306

Sexual Offences

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng10116
Kwazulu-Natal8759
Eastern Cape8094
Western Cape7075
North West4177
Limpopo3821
Free State3284
Mpumalanga3192
Northern Cape1473
Total 49991

Attempted murder

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng4462
Kwazulu-Natal4099
Western Cape3698
Eastern Cape2232
Mpumalanga897
Limpopo875
North West864
Free State617
Northern Cape471
Total 18215

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng39552
Kwazulu-Natal26693
Western Cape23583
Eastern Cape23133
North West13112
Limpopo11870
Free State10842
Mpumalanga10665
Northern Cape7421
Total 166871

Common assault

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng43587
Western Cape38579
Kwazulu-Natal22842
Free State12701
Eastern Cape11171
North West7815
Mpumalanga7626
Limpopo7448
Northern Cape4208
Total 155977

Common robbery

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng16984
Western Cape12003
Kwazulu-Natal6596
Eastern Cape3463
Limpopo2828
North West2823
Mpumalanga2538
Free State2195
Northern Cape1236
Total 50666

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng51706
Western Cape24329
Kwazulu-Natal21543
Eastern Cape13485
Limpopo6982
North West6825
Mpumalanga6754
Free State5032
Northern Cape1577
Total 138233

CONTACT-RELATED CRIMES

Arson

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape762
Kwazulu-Natal679
Eastern Cape605
Gauteng495
Limpopo421
North West323
Mpumalanga254
Free State164
Northern Cape152
Total 3855

Malicious damage to property

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng31961
Western Cape28001
Kwazulu-Natal12958
Eastern Cape11422
Limpopo6745
Free State6068
North West5815
Mpumalanga5514
Northern Cape2771
Total 111255

PROPERTY-RELATED CRIMES

Burglary at non-residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng16220
Western Cape11379
Kwazulu-Natal10756
Eastern Cape7446
Limpopo6681
Mpumalanga5967
North West5562
Free State4963
Northern Cape2157
Total 71131

Burglary at residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng56255
Western Cape42662
Kwazulu-Natal38545
Eastern Cape23758
Mpumalanga17541
North West15265
Limpopo14247
Free State13463
Northern Cape5991
Total 227727

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng25705
Kwazulu-Natal8240
Western Cape7104
Eastern Cape2443
Mpumalanga2205
North West2112
Free State1596
Limpopo1018
Northern Cape229
Total 50652

Theft out of or from motor vehicle

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng41298
Western Cape35532
Kwazulu-Natal16344
Eastern Cape11649
Mpumalanga6827
North West5866
Free State4599
Limpopo4430
Northern Cape2543
Total 129088

Stock-theft

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu-Natal6322
Eastern Cape6217
Free State4032
North West3441
Mpumalanga3130
Limpopo2155
Northern Cape1558
Gauteng998
Western Cape953
Total 28806

CRIME DETECTED AS A RESULT OF POLICE ACTION

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng4505
Kwazulu-Natal4418
Western Cape3422
Eastern Cape2142
Mpumalanga1079
North West674
Limpopo639
Free State570
Northern Cape101
Total 17550

Drug-related crime

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape117157
Gauteng69285
Kwazulu-Natal53987
Limpopo19521
Eastern Cape18936
North West13821
Mpumalanga12979
Free State12176
Northern Cape5507
Total 323369

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng33173
Kwazulu-Natal18218
Western Cape12776
Limpopo5661
Eastern Cape5648
Mpumalanga4298
Free State2824
North West2725
Northern Cape796
Total 86119

Sexual offences detected as a result of police action

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Kwazulu-Natal3520
Limpopo1345
Gauteng651
Free State441
Eastern Cape275
North West261
Western Cape166
Mpumalanga24
Northern Cape16
Total 6699

OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

All theft not mentioned elsewhere

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng90739
Western Cape79975
Kwazulu-Natal39615
Eastern Cape23174
Limpopo17290
Mpumalanga17006
North West14267
Free State13604
Northern Cape6683
Total 302353

Commercial crime

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng24912
Kwazulu-Natal12308
Western Cape12109
Eastern Cape6437
Mpumalanga5178
Free State3756
North West3743
Limpopo3730
Northern Cape1088
Total 73261

Shoplifting

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng19436
Western Cape13738
Kwazulu-Natal11620
Eastern Cape4645
Mpumalanga3289
Limpopo3259
Free State2875
North West2008
Northern Cape1299
Total 62169

Community-reported serious crimes

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng478659
Western Cape345211
Kwazulu-Natal252301
Eastern Cape163189
Mpumalanga99500
North West94967
Limpopo94699
Free State90845
Northern Cape41185
Total 1660556

SUBCATEGORIES OF AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

Carjacking

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng8269
Kwazulu-Natal2698
Western Cape2182
Eastern Cape999
Mpumalanga896
Limpopo578
North West425
Free State235
Northern Cape37
Total 16319

Truck hijacking

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng708
Mpumalanga121
Western Cape121
Eastern Cape92
Kwazulu-Natal52
North West41
Free State32
Limpopo32
Northern Cape3
Total 1202

Robbery at residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng8333
Kwazulu-Natal4174
Western Cape2787
Eastern Cape2184
Limpopo1486
North West1145
Mpumalanga1124
Free State864
Northern Cape158
Total 22255

Robbery at non-residential premises

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng6660
Kwazulu-Natal3047
Eastern Cape2395
Western Cape2032
Limpopo1782
Mpumalanga1623
North West1263
Free State886
Northern Cape293
Total 19981

Bank robbery

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng6
Kwazulu-Natal3
Free State2
North West1
Western Cape1
Limpopo0
Eastern Cape0
Mpumalanga0
Northern Cape0
Total 13

Robbery of cash in transit

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng80
Kwazulu-Natal30
Western Cape26
Eastern Cape23
Mpumalanga23
North West23
Free State18
Limpopo14
Northern Cape1
Total 238

TRIO Crimes

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng23262
Kwazulu-Natal9919
Western Cape7001
Eastern Cape5578
Limpopo3846
Mpumalanga3643
North West2833
Free State1985
Northern Cape488
Total 58555

OTHER CRIMES CATEGORIES (*No longer reported on)

Culpable homicide

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

Public violence

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

Crimen injuria

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

Neglect and ill-treatment of children

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

Abduction

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

SEXUAL OFFENCES

Rape

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Gauteng8062
Kwazulu-Natal7243
Eastern Cape6821
Western Cape4744
North West3475
Limpopo3265
Mpumalanga2706
Free State2573
Northern Cape1056
Total 39945

Sexual assault

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape1710
Gauteng1511
Kwazulu-Natal1148
Eastern Cape805
Free State435
North West347
Limpopo298
Mpumalanga282
Northern Cape239
Total 6775

Attempted sexual offences

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape372
Eastern Cape318
Gauteng314
North West260
Kwazulu-Natal204
Limpopo195
Free State153
Northern Cape120
Mpumalanga119
Total 2055

Contact sexual offences

ProvinceNumber of Crimes
Western Cape249
Gauteng229
Kwazulu-Natal164
Eastern Cape150
Free State123
North West95
Mpumalanga85
Limpopo63
Northern Cape58
Total 1216