Parliamentary Question: DoP: Murders

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2813. Mrs L S Chikunga (ANC) to ask the Minister of Police:
(a) How many and (b) what percentage of the (i) 16 834 murders that have been recorded in the 2009-10 financial year have resulted in arrests (ii) persons who were prosecuted for the specified murders have been convicted and (iii) specified murder cases have been closed undetected?

REPLY:
(a)and (b) (i) 8547 arrests with a percentage of 50.77%
(a)and (b) (ii) 3060 convictions with percentage of 35.80%
(a)and (b) (iii) A murder case should never be completely closed but there are
1743 cases where the cases have been filed because suspects are undetected. (10.35 %)



Reply to question 2813 approved/ by the Minister