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What is the murder rate in South Africa?

The police recorded 21,341 murders in 2019/20. The murder rate  – calculated based on the national mid-year population estimates (59.6 million in 2020)  – was 35.8 per 100,000 people in 2019/20, a 1.7% decrease from the rate in 2018/19 which was 36.4 per 100,000 people.


More: FACTSHEET: South Africa’s crime statistics for 2019/20

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