According to the data in the crime reports of the South African Police Service (SAPS) for 2023, 27,716 people died as a result of murder in the country last year.

Accordingly, an average of 3 murders were committed every hour in South Africa in 2023.

1-155In 2022, 27 thousand 66 people were murdered in South Africa. Last year, the number of murder cases increased compared to the previous year.

16 THOUSAND 387 PEOPLE KIDNAPPED

In South Africa, where kidnappings for ransom are common, 16,387 people were kidnapped in 2023, according to police records.

In the country where more than 216 thousand robberies were committed last year, more than 53 thousand cases of rape and sexual assault were recorded.

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In the country where banks' cash transportation vehicles are frequently targeted by robbers, 234 cash transportation vehicles were robbed in 2023.

PLACES WHERE CRIME IS THE MOST INTENSE

On the other hand, it was noteworthy that the most intense crime incidents in the country were in big city centers.

Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, the country's largest cities, were in the top three of the list of places with the highest crime rates.