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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

91,216 reported murders between 2005-2010: South Africa


27,648 IN PRISON FOR MURDER
Minister of Correctional Services
09 March 2011
 
22,183 convicted, 5,465 awaiting trial detainees
(91,216 reported murders between 2005-2010)

PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 362

Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:


(1) How many prisoners are currently (a) being held in detention for (i) murder, (ii) attempted murder, (iii) rape, (iv) robbery, (v) robbery with extenuating circumstances, (vi) housebreaking and (vii) attempted rape and (b) awaiting trial;


(2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

REPLY

(1) (a) and (b)

CRIME CATEGORY

Sentenced offenders

Awaiting trial detainees

Total*

Murder

22,183

5,465

27,648

Attempted Murder

4,778

1,412

6,190

Rape

14,840

6,271

21,111

Robbery

15,567

5,673

21,240

Robbery with extenuating circumstances

6,850

6,644

13,494

Housebreaking

2,073

2,178

4,251

Attempted Rape

701

213

914

Total:

66,982

27,856

94,848
*Additional calculation by Politicsweb

(2) No

Issued by Parliament, March 8 2011

Politicsweb note: The total number of reported crimes, according to the SAPS, between 2005 and 2010 for the following categories are: Murder, 91,216; Sexual crimes 335,941, Robbery 327,633, Robbery with Aggravating circumstances 599,743; residential burglary 1,253, 246.

Source: www.politicsweb.co.za


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