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GOOD Party says crime stats report highlights deeply scarred South Africa [SOUND]

# The GOOD Party says the latest crime statistics highlight the alarming reality in South Africa with almost seven-thousand murders and over 13-thousand sexual assaults in the second quarter alone. Police minister Bheki Cele revealed a slight dip in the murder rate but a 2.1-percent increase in overall violent contact crimes. Despite some improvement, the murder rate rose in five provinces. GOOD’s secretary-general, Brett Herron, says effective crime reduction requires comprehensive solutions beyond increased policing, focusing on social and economic justice: