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Police statistics show fewer murders for July to September this year

There were 59 fewer murders in July to September this year in comparison to the same period last year. This was revealed in the latest crime statistics released by the police. Sexual offences were down by 1.5-percent, rape by 0.7-percent and sexual assault by 2.5-percent. Attempted murder cases increased by 12.3-percent and robberies at residential premises are also up by 3.8-percent.