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Independent Police Investigative Directorate Annual Report 2019/2020

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is charged with the oversight responsibility over the South African Police Services (SAPS) and Municipal Police Services (MPS). IPID discharges its mandate by conducting independent and impartial investigations of the identified criminal offenses allegedly committed by the SAPS and the MPS members, subsequent to the investigation they make appropriate recommendations for justice.

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South African Police Service Annual Report 2019/20


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SAPS Second Quarter Crime Statistics 2020/2021

Crime statistics compiled by the South African Police Service (SAPS) which cover 21 crime categories including murder, sexual offences, assault and robbery. The statistics reveal changing trends in reported crimes and allows for comparisons between provinces and police stations.


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Department of Social Development

The South African Department of Social Development website. The site includes the Department's annual reports, newsletters, and other strategic documents. 

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Conflict analysis and crisis mapping for Africa

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project collects and maps disaggregated data on reported political violence and protests, including dates, actors, types of violence, locations and fatalities.
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US Department of State: Country Reports on Terrorism

The Country Reports on Terrorism assesses terrorism and violent extremism across the world, from the perspective of the United States Department of State.
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Victims of Crime Survey

Statistics South Africa's annual Victims of Crime Survey indicates the rate at which specific types of crime are reported to the police. A supplement to each year's official crime statistics, it focuses on assault, sexual assault and burglary - crimes that are often under-reported.
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South African crime statistics

The South African Police Service releases its annual crime statistics report in September each year. It provides data on cases reported and the incidence of cases per 100,000 people. It allows comparisons between police station precincts, and between the nine provinces.

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ISS Crime Hub maps of local and regional crime statistics for different years

These detailed interactive maps by the Institute for Security Studies reveal statistics on crime and political violence in South Africa according police precinct, local municipality and more. Users can enter a specific address, suburb, city or province and compare annual changes in types of crime and rates of crime, at a glance.