The annual statistics were presented by the Ministry of Police in Parliament today.
In a recent statement released by the party, they have noted with great concern the increase in murders and the continued prevalence of rape, sexual assault and gender-based violence.
The stats also show how nearly all gang-related murders in South Africa were recorded in the Western Cape.More news: NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space
US President Donald Trump last month ignited a firestorm of debate when he claimed on Twitter that there was a "large-scale killing of farmers" in South Africa - where the government fiercely rejected his accusations.
The stats show how nearly all gang-related murders in South Africa were recorded in the Western Cape.
Murders of Women and Children 2017/2018.
Areas of South Africa have become a "war zone", the police minister admitted yesterday, with rampant gangs fuelling the biggest increase in the national murder rate since the end of apartheid. That's what the latest crime statistics seem to suggest. Forty-two of the murders occurred on farms, 15 on small holdings and one at a cattle post. For 2017-2018, cash-in-transit heists rose by 50%. Members of the portfolio committee asked him whether or not criminals had taken on a "culture of impunity" on the basis that politicians were seen to be getting away with crime.