Crime stats: 2014/5 figures paint bleak picture of safety in SA

There's been an increase in the number of murders in South Africa for a third consecutive year, according to the crime statistics released in Parliament.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega today released the figures which raised concerns about general safety in the country.

702's Xolani Gwala this afternoon spoke to EWN parliamentary reporter Gaye Davis about the annual figures.

Listen to the conversation below:

Meanwhile, 702's Azania Mosaka earlier in the day spoke to the Institute for Security Studies' senior researcher, Dr Johan Burger, about the National Crime Prevention Strategy and the need to release crime statistics frequently. She also spoke to Africa Check's Nechama Brodie about the lack of trust in police statistics.

Listen to the conversation below:

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