Parliamentary Question: DoP: SAPS deaths


1561. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) How many members of the SA Police Service died (a) in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010 and (b) during the period 1 January 2011 up to the latest specified date for which information is available (aa) in the line of duty, (bb) in family violence, (cc) on account of suicide and (dd) because of unnatural causes;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

(11) (a) The number of members of the SAPS who died during:
(i) 1 April 2008 until 31 March 2009 : 1 451 of which 105 were murdered
(ii) 1 April 2009 until 31 March 2010 : 1 422 of which 101 were murdered
(iii) 1 April 2010 until 31 March 2011 : 1 468 of which 93 were murdered
(b) The number of members of the SAPS who died during
1 January until 31 May 2011:
(aa) In the line of duty: 13
(bb) Please note that we do not have such a category in the SAPS
(cc) as a result of suicide: 15
(dd) as a result of unnatural causes: 57
(2) I have and will continue to make statements on this issue

Reply to question 1561 approved by the Minister