#CrimeStats: Bedfordview murder rate down by 80%, but more motorists drive drunk

The Bedfordview Police Station.

Hijacking and robberies at both residential and business premises in Bedfordview showed a decrease according to the national SAPS crime statistics released earlier today.

Also read: Bedfordview – 94.3% increase in hijacking cases (2016/2017)

There was also an 80 per cent decrease in the number of murders from five to one in the area when comparing to the same period last year.

Also read: #NewsYouCanUse: Important numbers of Bedfordview SAPS

Attempted murder has increased with 15 cases reported in the 2016/2017 period and 18 cases reported in the 2017/2018 year period.

Notably, there was a 25 per cent decrease in hijackings with 51 cases reported in the 2017/2018 period, 17 fewer cases than in the 2016/2017 period.

The number of cases of motorists driving under the influence of alcohol increased by 43.7 per cent from 151 cases in 2016/2017 to 217 cases in 2017/2018.

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Charmaine Slater
Senior journalist (Edenvale)

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