Crime stats: 3 683 crimes reported in Cleveland precinct

The national SAPS crime stats for the 2017/2018 period showed an 18.9 per cent decrease for the Cleveland policing precinct in the number of murders reported with a total of 30 cases.

A decrease in crime was also reported for rape, malicious damage to property, commercial crime and shoplifting.

Drug-related crime decreased by 30.9 per cent with 76 cases reported. This went down from 110 reported in the 2016/2017 period.

Attempted murder went up by 27.9 per cent with 55 cases reported for the 2017/2018 period.

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This went up from 43 cases reported in 2016/2017 period.

Other crimes which showed an increase were carjacking, robbery at residential premises, theft out of motor vehicle, contact sexual offences and sexual assault.

Six-hundred-and-ten cases were reported for robbery with aggravating circumstances and 143 cases opened for carjacking.

One-hundred-and-ninety cases were reported for theft out of motor vehicle and motorcycle.

Burglary at non-residential premises increased by 12.8 per cent with 132 cases reported in the 2017/2018 period. This went up from 117.

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Stats in numbers:

A total of 3 683 crimes were reported in Cleveland between April 2017 and March 2018.

• Murder – 30.

• Sexual offences – 44.

• Attempted murder – 55.

• Assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm – 238.

• Common assault – 261.

• Common robbery – 103.

• Robbery with aggravating circumstances – 610.

• Rape – 28.

• Sexual assault – 9.

• Attempted sexual offences – 3.

• Contact sexual offences – 4.

• Carjacking – 143.

• Robbery at residential premises – 103.

• Robbery at non-residential premises – 78.

• Robbery of cash in transit – 0.

• Bank robbery – 0.

• Truck hijacking – 10.

• Arson – 0.

• Malicious damage to property – 192.

• Burglary at non-residential premises – 132.

• Burglary at residential premises – 306.

• Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle – 190.

• Theft out of motor vehicle – 224.

• Stock theft – 0

• All theft not mentioned elsewhere – 686.

• Commercial crime – 126.

• Shoplifting – 108.

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