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South Africa: More than 6,100 murders in three months

More than 6100 murders were recorded in South Africa from July to September – an increase of around 21 percent compared to the same period last year. The number of rapes has also increased.

Johannesburg – The South African police force has seen an exceptional increase in violent crime over the past three months.

There were more than 6100 homicides and homicides in the months of July to September, according to the latest crime statistics. That was an increase of 20.7 percent compared to the same period last year, it said.

The last time between July and September 9,556 rapes were reported, an increase of 7.1 percent. How high the estimated number of unreported acts is estimated was not given. “The latest data on crime show once again that South Africa is a violent country,” Police Minister Bheki Cele was quoted as saying in South African media on Saturday. The extent of sexual violence is “a shame and deeply disturbing”. dpa

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