Crime States: 10 006 rape cases recorded- April 2021 and June 2021
Today Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, revealed the first quarter of crime statistics for the 2021/2022
financial year. And he left South African women outraged, reporting that 10 006 people were raped between April and June 2021
While South Africans celebrate women’s month, throughout August Cele announced an alarming figure of rape cases that occurred between April 2021 and June 2021. Reporting that 10 006 people were raped between April and June 2021The subcategories of crimes such as murder, attempted murder, and sexual offenses have registered a 60,6% increase when if compared to of last year’s statistics.
[Read] Sexual offences have increased by 74.1% in the months between April and the end of June this year after lockdown regulations were further relaxed https://t.co/e3XzM2Qt8l #CrimeStats pic.twitter.com/Z8tRhy2xXG
— @SAgovnews (@SAgovnews) August 20, 2021
Cele said because of last year’s Covid-19 lockdowns: a reflection of this year’s statistics should not be
compared with those of last year’s statistics. He further added that it should be rather be compared to two years ago when the country was not on lockdown.
“In the corresponding three months of reporting, a 66.2% increase in the murder was recorded. However, compared to the previous normal period of the 2019/2020 financial year, the murder rate would have increased by 6.7%. Between April 2021 and June 2021, 5760 people were killed in South Africa,” Cele said.
#sapsHQ Contact crimes such as murder, attempted murder, sexual offences and all categories of assault registered a 60, 6% increase, compared to the corresponding period of the previous financial year. #CrimeStats NP pic.twitter.com/exovxD1tWV
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) August 20, 2021
With sexual assaults, Cele said, even though the number of this year’s statistics seems astonishing. It had in reality dropped compared to the previous 2019/2020 financial year that was normal.
. This is an increase of four thousand cases, amounting to a 72.4% increase if compared to the skewed last year’s reporting period. This number has dropped drastically by 5% compared to the corresponding normal period of the 2019/2020 financial year,” Cele reiterated.
Women all over South Africa expressed their shock and concern over these violent crimes against women, with opposition parties calling for Cele to step down.