Crime Stats SA has recently released a report of the crime statistics for 2017/2018, which were presented by Police Minister Bheki Cele on 11 September 2018. The information covers the period between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.
According to the stats, the number of women who have been reported murdered in the past year has increased from 2 639 to 2 930. The report reiterates the increase in cases of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa over the past years, and the reality of the cases of violence against women and children is worrying.
These are the stats on violence against women and children:
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