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Report: Crime in Cape Town reaches news heights

2 080 sexual offences were recorded in the province’s top 10 worst precincts in the city.

Cape Town continues to lead in high crime statistics across the country and the latest State of Urban Safety Report shows that crime in the mother city is not letting off.

According to the latest State of Urban Safety report, murder, robbery, and non-violent property-related crimes are among the top five crimes in Cape Town.  Sexual offences are on the rise moving from fourth place to third in the top 5 crimes in the city. 2 080 sexual offences were recorded in the province’s top 10 worst precincts in the city.

The top 10 worst precincts in the city recorded a total of 8 976 burglaries at residential addresses in 2018.

Spokesperson for the Social Justice Coalition Axolile Notywala thinks poor governance is a huge factor in the high crime rate in Cape Town,

Levels of inequality, unemployment, poverty and a government that does not care about the lives and well being or poor and working class people can be linked to the contributing factors of the high crime rate in Cape Town. Lack of adequate infrastructure and services as reflected in the two townships (Nyanga and Khayelistsha) which are neglected and have many informal settlements that are poorly serviced.

More: Cape Argus

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