SEKHUKHUNE – The South African Police Service in Limpopo (SAPS) has on Thursday, 20 August 2020 released the provincial crime statistics for the quarter, 2020/2021 financial year of which started in April 2020 to June year.
It was during the announcement, put to the public that in terms of 17 community reported serious crimes, the province had achieved a noticeable overall decrease of 32 percent of which categories were included contact related, property and other related serious crimes.
Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, Limpopo Provincial Police Commissioner, said for the period under review, the province succeeded in reducing contact and property crimes.
Ledwaba further alluded to significant gains in communities’ active involvement in the implementation of crime prevention strategies.
Ledwaba said: “saying continuous successes in terms of arresting suspects involved in any crime, are largely based on the information police received community members on daily basis.
The lieutenant General added that those achievements would not have been made if it were not the assistance from members of the community.
Contact crimes involve attempted murder, assaults, robberies and sexual offenses, which are at are decrease of 39.9 percent; contact related crimes such as arson and malicious damage to property are standing at 22.4 percent.
Property related crimes such as burglaries and theft including stock-theft are were standing at a 23.2 percent and other crimes on a 32.1 percentage.