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    Nat Quinn
    Kobus Hoffman, an FF Plus member of the Gauteng legislature and a member of the portfolio committee on safety, confirmed that Gauteng’s latest crime statistics for October to December last year make it clear that the police have lost the fight against crime in the province.
    During the period 1 721 people were murdered in Gauteng, an increase of 9,6% in line with the previous three months.
    “In one case, seven people were shot dead when a gang of street hawkers who were selling chicken feet tried to rob them. The peddlers resisted and pelted the thieves with stones. The gang got into a car and drove away, after which they later returned on foot and shot and killed the street vendors and bystanders,” Hoffman said.
    Six decomposed bodies were also found at a panel beater in Johannesburg. Police are investigating a case of human trafficking.
    Thirteen police officers were killed, five of whom were on duty and eight were on duty.
    Contact crimes (crimes against persons) increased by 8,3% to 50 039. In the second quarter, 46,221 cases were reported.
    “The FF Plus is concerned about the increase in stock theft where 337 cases have been reported,” says Hofman.
    In Bronkhorstspruit (Pretoria area) and Fochville (West Rand) the majority of stock thefts were reported.
    “Stock theft can cause threats between farmers and robbers that could lead to possible farm attacks,” Hoffman says.
    Trio crimes rose with 27 heists and 307 truck hijackings.
    In 102 cases, people have taken the law into their own hands suggesting that the police are no longer trusted to solve crime.
    Unemployment has taken its toll on shoplifting with a rise of more than 28%. In three months, 3 984 shopliftings were reported.
    Gauteng with the highest rising crime rate in the country is clearly an unsafe province to live in and contributes to 27% of the country’s crime.
    The FF Plus confirmed that the party will answer questions to the Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lt-Gen. Elias Mawela, directs to determine whether any action will be taken to actually reverse the crime rates.


    source:Crime statistics: Gauteng loses its fight against crime (afrinuus.com)

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