All eyes on 2017/ 2018 crime stats

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Police Minister Bheki Cele will reveal the crime statistics for 2017/ 2018 at a briefing in Parliament on Tuesday.

The minister will be appearing before the Portfolio Committee on Police, and this will be followed by a media briefing.

The stats will be watched closely for any changes or new trends since Cele took over as minister from Fikile Mbalula in February this year.

The last statistics released in October showed that murders had increased by 1.8%, robberies at residential premises showed an increase of more than 7%, but sexual offences had decreased by 4%.