The South African Police Service has released its 2012 crime statistics. Generally the figures indicate a reduction in the level of crime in South Africa.
Some notable statistics include the following:
- The number of reported cases of neglect and ill-treatment of children has dropped from 5,568 in 2004/2005 to 2,949 in 2011/12.
- There has been a 6,5% reduction in the number of contact crimes against children between 2006/7 and 2011/12.
- There has been a 5,9% reduction in the number of contact crimes against female adult victims.
- The total number of reported sexual offences declined from 69,117 in 2004/5 to 65,514 in 2011/12.
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