Minister of Police releases crime stats

Jeppe precinct showed a 42 per cent increase in a number of reported murders with 125 cases reported. This went up from 88 reported in 2016/2017 period.

Among the other crimes which showed an increase were common assault, car and truck hijacking and shoplifting. A decrease in crime was reported for sexual offences, rape, malicious damage to property, burglary at non-residential premises and commercial crime. A total of 86 cases of rape were reported and 262 cases were reported for carjacking. A further 111 cases were reported for commercial crime.

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Stats in numbers:

April 2017 to March 2018 total crimes reported: 5 992

• Murder – 125.

• Sexual offences – 111.

• Attempted murder – 125.

• Assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm – 554.

• Common assault – 553.

• Common robbery – 212.

• Robbery with aggravating circumstances – 1 143.

• Rape – 86.

• Sexual assault – 19.

• Attempted sexual offences – 6.

• Contact sexual offences – 0.

• Carjacking – 262.

• Robbery at residential premises – 80.

• Robbery at non-residential premises – 137.

• Robbery of cash in transit – 0.

• Bank robbery – 0.

• Truck hijacking – 5.

• Arson – 3.

• Malicious damage to property – 325.

• Burglary at non-residential premises – 218.

• Burglary at residential premises – 377.

• Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle – 230.

• Theft out of motor vehicle – 377.

• Stock theft – 0.

• Theft other – 976.

• Commercial crime – 111.

• Shoplifting – 60.

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