Crime Stats: Police stations with highest rape cases in South Africa
The SAPS has listed police stations with the highest reported rape cases in the fourth quarter crime statistics on Tuesday, 30 May.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) released the fourth quarter crime statistics of the 2022/2023 financial year on Tuesday, 30 May. These are the police stations that have recorded the highest number of rape cases.
Reported cases in police stations
Inanda police station in KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most number of reported rape cases in the fourth quarter.
However, the total number decreased from 98 to 82 reported cases when compared to Q4 in 2022.
KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo are the only provinces that have recorded an increase in reported rape cases. KwaZulu-Natal seems to be mostly battling with such cases in Inanda, Umlazi, Empangeni and Kwa Nongoma to name a few.
Rape cases decreases by 2,8%
When compared to the fourth quarter in 2022, the current stats have shown a decrease of 2,8% in rape case in South Africa.
The total number of reported rape cases is at 10 512. Gauteng recorded the most number of reported cases which is 2 168, followed by KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.
KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West have have recorded an increase in rape cases as compared to other provinces who have seen their numbers drop in this quarter.
HOW TO HELP REPORT CHILD RAPE OR SEXUAL OFFENCE
There is a rising number of child sexual offence or raping cases reported in South Africa. These acts are mostly done by people whom are close or known by the victims.
There are several ways in which you can lay a hand in stopping and reporting such crimes.
If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or witnessed a raping incident, you can report this to the police. It is your choice whether to report, but if you do not report then your case will not be investigated or prosecuted.
These are the steps you can follow when reporting a rape or sexual offence:
- Calling the police
- Making a Statement
- The Medical Examination
- What if the suspect gets bail?
- The Trial
- Support Organisations