“The journey in the fight against crime is a long one and the police need to do more.” – National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega. This year’s crime statistics were recently released – the results indicated that crimes such as murder and carjacking were on the rise.

South Africa’s National Crime Statistics 2015:

Murder – 17805

Total sexual offences – 53617

Attempted murder – 17537

Assault with the intention to inflict grievous bodily harm – 182556

Common robbery – 54927

Carjacking – 12773

Robbery at residential premises – 20281

Key findings include:

4.6% increase in murder

14.2% increase in carjacking

5.2% increase on house robberies

5.4% decrease in reported sexual offenses

Click here to see News24’s interactive infographic on this year’s crime statistics.