SAPS Crimestats

SAPS Crimestats

SAPS Crimestats

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has accepted a new and challeging objective of ensuring that its crime statistics are in line with international best practice. This will be achieved through a Memorandum of Understanding with Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), aimed at further enhancing the quality and integrity of the South African crime statistics. 


The crime statistics generated by SAPS are an important link in the value chain of the statistics system informs policy development and planning in the criminl justice system. The collaboration with StatsSA will go a long way in enhancing the integrity of the SAPS crime statistics and ensuring that policy-makers have quality data to assist them with making policy decisions.

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2017/2018 Crime Stats Presentation

Revision notice issued on the 2018/09/14

"Based on the advice from Stats SA regarding the correct estimates to use for computation of the crime rates, the SAPS hereby issue a revision of the crime rates based on the 2017 mid-year population estimates as at the end of September. The revision of the estimates will neither affect the raw crime numbers nor the nine year crime rate trend but will only affect the last rate in the 10 year series i.e. 2017/2018 crime rate. SAPS regrets the error and reaffirms its commitment to inform the public accurately regarding the methodology used in a fair and objective manner guided by pure statistical considerations."




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Crime Statistics 2017/2018


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