Slowing murder rate no reason to celebrate

South Africans live in an increasingly violent environment, despite signs of a slow-down in the murder rate, experts have noted following the announcement of annual crime statistics on Friday morning. The murder rate continued its incline, although it was beginning to slow down, noted crime expert at the Institute of Security Studies Dr Johan Burger. The murder rate was statistically slowing to a point where Burger could foresee the numbers begin to plateau in the next few years, but this did not take away from the fact that violent crimes were not showing signs of slowing, and it was these…

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