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REPORTERS' RESOURCES ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

CHILD MURDER

What is Child Murder?

Child murder is the unnatural death of a child under the age of 18 years for which another person is responsible.

For more information see: What is Child Murder? (2019)

Scope

985 Children were murdered (SAPS 2017/2018)

1014 Children were murdered (SAPS 2018/2019)

There was thus an INCREASE of 2.9% in Child Murder for 2018/2019

1059 Children were victims of attempted murder (SAPS 2017/2018)

1184 Children were victims of attempted murder (SAPS 2018/2019)

There was thus an INCREASE of 11.8% of children being victims of attempted murder for 2018/2019

Source: SAPS Crime stats 2018/2019