Murder down, but rape up in Orlando

A total of 50 murders were reported at Soweto's Orlando police station during 2001-2002. The murders dropped to 34 in 2006-2007.

A total of 50 murders were reported at Soweto's Orlando police station during 2001-2002. The murders dropped to 34 in 2006-2007.

There was a big decrease in attempted murders. There were 148 incidents in 2001-2002 and 27 in 2006-2007.

But rape still remains a big challenge. In 2001-2002, 174 rape cases were reported. In 2006-2007, 142 rape cases were reported.

There were 964 cases of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm reported in 2001-2002. There were 533 such cases investigated in 2006-2007.

Robbery with aggravating circumstances increased in the same period from 846 to 4058.

There were 127 car-jackings during 2001-2002 and only 10 were recorded in 2006-2007.

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