Crime South Africa

Crime Statistics 2017 – Courtesy of South Africa Police Service

Biggest increase to biggest decrease in crimes 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Category
2016
2017
Change
Carjacking
14 602
16 717
14.48%
Drug-related crime
259 165
292 689
12.94%
Robbery of cash in transit
137
152
10.95%
Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition
14 772
16 134
9.22%
Stock-theft
24 715
26 902
8.85%
Robbery at residential premises
20 820
 22 343
7.32%
Robbery with aggravating circumstances
132 527
140 956
6.36%
Sexual offences discovered as result of police action
5 830
6 164
5.63%
Commercial crime
69 917
 73 550
5.20%
Robbery at non-residential premises
19 698
20 680
4.99%
Murder
18 673
19 016
1.84%
Burglary at non-residential premises
75 008
75 618
0.81%
Attempted murder
18 127
18 205
0.43%
Truck hijacking
1 184
1 183
-0.08%
Theft out of or from motor vehicle
139 386
 138 172
-0.87%
Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle
53 809
53 307
-0.93%
Common robbery
54 110
53 418
-1.28%
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
76 159
 75 034
-1.48%
Burglary at residential premises
250 606
246 654
-1.58%
Shoplifting
68 786
 67 454
-1.94%
Malicious injury to property
119 901
116 409
-2.91%
All theft not mentioned elsewhere
340 372
 328 272
-3.55%
Common assault
164 958
156 450
-5.16%
Sexual Offences
51 895
49 660
-4.31%
Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm
182 933
 170 616
-6.73%
Arson
4 903
4 321
-11.87%
Bank robbery
6
 3
-50.00%